Taliban leader’s capture confirmed

Taliban fightersPakistan has confirmed the capture of the Taliban’s top military commander, the result of a joint effort by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence agencies.  International Relations Professor Joseph Wippl, a 30-year CIA operations officer, said it highlights the need for such joint enterprises.

“The capture of Mullah Abdu Ghani Baradar demonstrates once again that the success of operations against terrorism will occur only through the cooperation of intelligence services either bilaterally or on a multilateral basis.  Success against terrorism on a unilateral basis is and will continue to be very limited.”

Contact Joseph Wippl, 617-353-8992, jwippl@bu.edu

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