23 September 2009: The United States should follow the "flood model" in Af-Pak and make other Afghanistan stakeholders like NATO, India (which is rebuilding the country and its defence forces), Russia, etc, a part of this model. The US and other militaries in Afghanistan are already following the model in bits and pieces without knowing it but those bits and pieces need a grand joining plan and the model does not extend to FATA, especially North Waziristan, where, according to published accounts, the bulk of the Al-Qaeda and Taliban leadership is holed up.