The progression of the Talibans is a serious threat to the very existence of Pakistan, the only Muslim country holding the atomic bomb.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, are concerned about the risk that nuclear weapons fall into the wrong hands.
According to The New York Times, Buner, one of the most important and strategic districts of the country, has fallen into the hands of the Taliban.
Buner, about 60 miles from Islamabad, is a gateway to Mardan, the second largest city in the province of the North-West Frontier. In establishing an effective and strategic control of the Buner district, the Talibans have demonstrated the inability of the government and the army to stop them.Read more »