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Entropy and insurgent radicalisation: an ISAF goal?

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alexstrick.com, 7 December 2011
Alex argues that the attacks against Shia places of worship in Afghanistan, if really committed by a Lakhkar-i Jhangvi splinter group, might be another indication that ‘the Taliban’s central leadership (based, for the most part, in Karachi) have been steadily losing control over the violence in Afghanistan. This is not to say that they are a spent force, nor do I meant to imply that there aren’t insurgency command structures that function more or less as intended.’ And he asks: ‘[H]ave they ended up radicalising the Taliban movement as an unwanted side-effect?’

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