The United States increasingly has displayed an interesting ability to become involved with failed states around the world. Secretry of State Hillary Clinton is being joined by General Petraeus of the CIA and other US military leaders at meetings in Pakistan where the goal is to persuade its leaders to cease aiding miliants and join in efforts to kill them. This combined diplomatic and military group is determined to get Pakistan working to control its Haqqani militant group in order to help achieve peace in Afghanistan.
Pakistan military leaders deny they have any influence over the Haqqani militant group which is a blatant lie. American military leaders must have the Pakistan generals control their proteges or they will do it themselves, even if it means entering Pakistan. We have reached a point in relations between the US and Pakistan in which one side has to blink. The question is: who will blink?