Unidentified pentagon spokesman: The white House thought the Afghan War. " Would be more popular and easier" and isn't close to making a Bush like commitment. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry: Implement an integrated civil/military plan that meshes protection of the population with successful development efforts. neighboring Pakistan is being used as safe haven for taliban fighters. The central Pakistan Govt has issued a cease fire against the taliban in certain border regions and has even ceded control to the taliban in isolated areas. The central Gov will not permit stationing of US troops within its borders yet still receives military and non military aid from the US. When our troops are deployed they should have the equipment and support they require to win. speaking of WMDs Pakistan posses nuclear weapons.