NATO Report: Afghan Gov’t Officials Interested In Joining Taliban

The BBC reports that according to a new secret NATO report, Pakistani security services are directly assisting the Taliban in Afghanistan and that Pakistan knows the locations of senior Taliban leaders. “Pakistan’s manipulation of the Taliban senior leadership continues unabatedly,” the report says. In another “damning conclusion,” NATO says that in the last year there has been unprecedented interest, even from members of the Afghan government, in joining the Taliban cause.