Donald Trump’s administration, post his anti-Pakistan tweet on New Year’s Day, has begun applying pressure on Pakistan to act against the Taliban and Haqqani network. Hardly a day goes by without comments from a member of his administration conveying in strong terms that it expects Pakistan to act. Simultaneously, the US has commenced launching drone strikes on the Pakistani soil. The number of strikes is likely to increase. To add to Pakistan’s woes, the US has officially authorised its military commanders in Afghanistan to target terrorist camps and hideouts in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.