Thanks, apdst! Let's work with this. Advantage: we don't have to invade Pakistan and create an additional mess.
1) "We should totaly destroy Tally forces in Afghanistan"
- takes a lot of troops engaged in COIN ops. Need intel. Good partnerships with the locals. Need a surge of forces. Anything else?
2) "concentrating them inside Pakistan"
3) "making them an easier target for the Paki forces"
- let's check out where the Pakis are fighting
I've highlighted the ones I think I remember hearing about in the news. I am sure there are others like the ones in Baluchistan. Paki forces are in Swat. The Taliban forces entering AFG are in at least North and South Waziristan and North-West Frontier province. Khyber is where our supply lines are being attacked.Balochistan: Baluchistan province, Kalat, Kharan, Las Bela, and Mekran states
Federally Administered Tribal Areas: Khyber, Kurram, Malakand, North Waziristan, and South Waziristan agencies
North-West Frontier: North-West Frontier province, Amb, Chitral, Dir, Nagir Phulra, and Swat states
So, is Pakistan willing and able to go after these guys?
4) "denying them any escape from Paki forces into Afghanistan"
- So we have to secure the border. That is a tough border to secure. It is long, hard terrain, weather vulnerable. No vehicles. We need MORE troops.
5) "If we deny the Tals's ability to maneuver, we take away alot of their combat power"
- Does this apply to un-conventional forces? They can melt away since their attacks are non-linear.