Kabul may have tried to reach out to current insurgents by meeting with former Taliban in Saudi Arabia late last month.
The divergent approaches of the U.S., Pakistan, and Afghanistan highlight the complexity of developing a unified front on terrorism.
President Hamid Karzai threatened Sunday to send troops to Pakistan to fight militants themselves.
Militants in the country's tribal belt seem to be maneuvering for time and space, analysts say.
Attacks aren't just a US concern, more Pakistanis say.
One tribal leader vows to raise a force of 600 to help fight an Al Qaeda-linked tribe in Waziristan.