Regions / Pakistan
Washington is effectively subsidizing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal — the fastest-growing in the world — even as the country drifts closer to China and Russia.
Is Pakistan a country that might, as opposed to the United States, actually find tactical nuclear weapons useful?
Theoretically Pakistan is poised to respond to Indian military retaliation for a terrorist strike with tactical nukes.
Emphasis, as always, added.
Does conventional thinking that Afghanistan will revert to the Taliban upon U.S. and NATO withdrawal need to be reexamined?
The price for using Dr. Shakil Afridi to gain access to the Abbottabad compound was the deaths of young women and citizens left unvaccinated.
Pakistan's perceived need for nuclear weapons may be vastly overstated.
Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
Extremist Islamist militants also sow confusion about the intentions of the Pakistani state and military.
Just as it did in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA and U.S. military act on bad intel when designating targets for drone attacks.