Editorial Board

Pakistan's Unfinished Fight Against Terrorism

Military action against the Pakistani Taliban won't be enough to make future generations of Pakistani children safe.

Terrorist condemnation.

Photographer: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

After the massacre of 132 children Tuesday at a military-run school in Peshawar, no Pakistani should be under any illusions about the nature of the so-called Pakistani Taliban. Leaders across the political spectrum, including some like Imran Khan who have in the past called for negotiations with the militants, have expressed horror at the killings. Focusing solely on that despicable group, however, won’t make future generations of Pakistani children safe.

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