Aijaz Ahmad: US bombing has disrupted negotiations between Pakistan gov and tribal leaders (2/4)
"Afghan and NATO troops, backed by helicopter gunships launched a massive counter-attack Wednesday against Taliban militants occupying villages near Kandahar. According to The Associated Press, 16 Taliban and two Afghani soldiers have been killed so far. This fighting comes as the US-led forces face the most menacing Spring offensive the Taliban have launched since 2001. NATO's success now hinges on cooperation with neighbouring Pakistan, whose porous borders allow free movement of Taliban fighters between the two countries. The Real News Network's Senior Editor Paul Jay discusses the likelihood of a partnership between NATO and Pakistani security forces with Senior News Analyst Aijaz Ahmad."