The United States is threatening to launch airstrikes on Mullah Omar and the Taliban leadership in the Pakistani city of Quetta as frustration mounts about the ease with which they find sanctuary across the border from Afghanistan.
Defying military logic garnered though decades of experience, the US military and civilian leadership have gotten it into their heads that they can successfully conduct what is essentially a ground war from the air; this is a recipe for complete, utter failure.
The only two things aerial bombardment is guaranteed to do is:
1. Kill a lot of innocent people, and
2. Radicalize those left standing right into the arms of the Taliban.