Judah Grunstein finds the one silver lining to the chaos in Pakistan:

Perhaps the only reassuring news to come out of this theater is that Gen. Petraeus has plans to conduct a top-to-bottom strategic reassessment of the CentCom area of responsibility, headed by Col. H.R. McMaster. I've no doubt that formulating a coherent strategic approach to Pakistan's involvement in the Afghanistan War will be a central part of the assessment. McMaster worries that the initiative might be regarded as a "military takeover" of policy, but I think he's being generous in implying that some sort of policy exists to take over.

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