Wrath of Khan
On Independence Day, Pakistan Braces for a Storm
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  • Andrew Allison

    Pakistan is a huge problem. The civilian governments having shown themselves to be serially inept, one might argue that military rule is the only hope. The problem from the standpoint of the West is that the military has, demonstrated, shall we say, a certain sympathy toward radical Islam. It should be obvious that a nuclear power with radical sympathies is not in the best interests of the West. The question is: what, if anything, should we do?

    • rheddles

      Treat them like the enemy they are. We have cozied up to far too many middle eastern regimes that are inimical to western interests. You can understand why when they have oil. But Pakistan’s cold war value’s sell by date was 25 years ago.

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