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By Seth G. Jones

Pakistan has undertaken a few operations opposed to militant teams because 2001. there were a few successes, yet such teams as al Qa1ida proceed to give an important danger to Pakistan, the U.S., and different nations. Pakistan must identify a population-centric counterinsurgency that higher protects the neighborhood inhabitants and addresses grievances. It should also abandon militancy as a device of overseas and household coverage.

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77. 57 Some of Pakistan’s threats were difficult to discern. For example, Pakistan’s Religious Affairs Minister, Raja Zafarul Haq, warned that Pakistan could resort to the nuclear option and had legitimate authority from the army to do so. Similar ambiguity surrounds Reidel’s assertion because the movement of nuclear assets could have been a defensive step to protect them from a preemptive Indian strike. 58 While Kargil may have been the first conventional conflict under the nuclear umbrella, the most brazen uses of proxy warfare happened after 1998.

61 This section draws from C. Christine Fair, “Pakistani Attitudes Towards Militancy and State Responses to Counter Militancy,” written while the author was a Luce Fellow at the University of Washington in 2009. This paper is forthcoming in an edited volume by James Wellman. C. ” Terrorism and Political Violence, 2008, and C. Christine Fair, “Militant Recruitment in Pakistan: Implications for Al-Qaeda and Other Organizations, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 27, No. 6, November/December 2004.

Cable, “Pakistan Interservice Intelligence/Pakistan (PK) Directorate Supplying the Taliban Forces,” October 22, 1996. Released by the National Security Archive. 16 Counterinsurgency in Pakistan stan on its way to Kabul. Another left Quetta and passed through Kandahar before ending in Kabul. 33 In some ways, however, the Taliban failed to deliver much of what Islamabad had hoped to accomplish. While able to establish a semblance of order, the Taliban government lacked international legitimacy and gradually became an international pariah.

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