3 May 2012
Fixing Pakistan’s Civil-Military Imbalance: A Dangerous Temptation
This report focuses on one of the central debates on Pakistan in Washington: how to deal with this troubled and troubling ally in the months and years ahead. While views are divided, the rising frustrations with Pakistan have led many to lose patience and seek a stern response from the US. The author addresses a misconception regarding Pakistan’s civil-military relationship and the potential for the US to make this the basis of engagement with Pakistan.
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