Pakistan and the Taliban

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Pakistan's army is finally taking on the Taliban in South Waziristan. Will the much-delayed offensive help the US and NATO against the Taliban in Afghanistan? Is Pakistan more interested in its historic conflict with India? Also, President Hamid Karzai is forced into a run-off election in Afghanistan, and US Attorney General Eric Holder will defer to state laws on medical marijuana. 

Banner image: A Pakistani policeman checks a vehicle carrying an internally displaced Pakistani family, fleeing from military operations against Taliban militants in South Waziristan on October 20, 2009. Photo: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images