Pakistan Takes on the Taliban

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Yesterday, Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari met with President Barack Obama and Afghani President Hamid Karzai at the White House, determined to convey his commitment to fighting the Taliban and terrorism. Today President Zardari appeared to deliver on his promise. Pakistan began large-scale attacks against Taliban militants in the Swat Valley and the area surrounding Islamabad. Tens of thousands of people are fleeing the region to escape the conflict.

To discuss the implications of Zardari's stand, joining The Takeaway is Sherry Rehman, the former Information Minister under Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari and Mira Kamdar, Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute, Associate Fellow of the Asia Society, and author of Planet India: the Turbulent Rise of The Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World.

In case you missed President Obama's remarks after his meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, here they are: