Pakistan is a nuclear power and to see them tip into terrorist control themselves would give us North Korea or Iran on steroids.
Certainly, President Trump’s predecessors made critical blunders in counterproliferation policy, thereby laying the foundation for this potentially massive failure. But historical blame rests inevitably with the administration that missed the last clear chance to prevent it.
It’s very likely if we continue these policies that North Korea and Iran will become full-fledged nuclear weapons states on Trump’s administration’s watch.
Real counter-terrorism, really defending America and our allies from this ideological threat requires a much more forward position and it requires a lot more direct action.
Each new country that gets nuclear weapons capability inspires others to do the same. That’s the problem with proliferation, and why stopping North Korea and Iran is so important.