Taliban militants took control Wednesday of a district 60 miles away from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
The militants said they took control of the Buner district to ensure that Islamic law, or sharia, is properly imposed. The Pakistani government called the advance into Buner a breach of a recently signed peace agreement.
"Both Pakistani politicians and the military don't really have a strategy on how to deal with this," CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen said on CNN's "American Morning." "The Taliban are exploiting this and the full economic situation in Pakistan to gain even larger swaths of territory." Read full article »