The primary assumption in this report takes for granted that Pakistan will remain one power centre.
It further ignores the good Taliban, bad Taliban, gambit of Pakistan Army, sold to the Obama Administration, in Afghanistan.
The Boston Bombing was executed by returning Muslims radicalised in Jihad theatres.
Reports of at least 3 US nationals who were involved in Nairobi Mall attack and several Caucasian western men (and now women), non-Arab, non-Asian fighting Jihad in multiple theatres has been ignored here.
Finally, David Headley, who went back and forth between US, India and Pakistan while working both for America and Lashkar-e-Taiba doing surveillance for terror targets in India, and Europe.
And finally, a US forked tongue on Indian lives lost to terrorism, will have consequences, just as it has for Pakistan, apparent in the Naval Airbase attack, as well as the killing of a General Officer of Pakistan Army in IED attack in FATA.
Clearly the pre 9/11 mindset has returned to US strategic lexicon, given Obama Administration scuttle of US effort in Afghanistan, without mitigation of underlying environment fertile for terrorism as a global business in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The original Jihad Frankenstein created by the US to contain Russia in Afghanistan already has shown dire consequence, within the US, and its locations and interests outside:
"India’s government accused Pakistani authorities of being complicit in the Mumbai attack, but Pakistan has different rules for dealing with India than for other nations. Defendants in three of the jihadist cases in the United States since 9/11 had connections to Lashkar-e-Taiba, but they were not plotting to carry out attacks in the United States. A major terrorist attack on the United States that could be traced back to Lashkar-e-Taiba or any other Pakistan-based group obviously would have serious consequences for Pakistan. "
The Threat of a Mumbai-Style Terrorist Attack in the United States:
Testimony submitted before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence on June 12, 2013.