Kerry Talks Taliban in Surprise Pakistan Visit
The secretary heads north. Terrorism attacks present a real concern to both nations, and the U.S. and its money wants some assurances. Meanwhile the Pakistanis are fretting over perceived “India aggression” as tensions between the neighbors remain high. News of the top-level talks come as a Peshawar school where more than 150 students and teachers were massacred last month reopened. Children clung tightly to their parents’ hands. There’s a metaphor in there somewhere for the nations trying to work together, too.