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Is Pakistan doing enough to fight terror?

Ben James Ben James | 10:35 UK time, Monday, 10 May 2010

_47778189_shahzadap.jpgWe've found out a couple of things about the US view of terror and Pakistan over the weekend.

First, that the US administration believes the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, in the failed bombing in Times Square, was linked to the Pakistan Taliban.

Second, that the US Secretary of State believes some members of the government there could be doing a lot more to help.

So is this merely trying to spread some of the blame for a near catastrophic security failure in New York?

This editorial from Pakistan argues the link shouldn't be used as a stick to beat an ally with.

Or could and should the politicians in Islamabad be doing a lot more to disrupt the people who may have organised this attack?

And should the US give even more money to Pakistan in return for even greater co-operation in cracking down on the Taliban?


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