September 17, 2010
Inside the Mind of Pakistan's Military
Cyril Almeida, Dawn
Step into the shoes of the Indispensable for a few minutes. You’re the army chief now. Linchpin of that great institution which runs the country’s national security and foreign policies and is the self-appointed custodian of the national interest.
Everywhere you look, there’s trouble. Internally, the economy is a mess and security is tenuous in swathes of the country. The pols have wrecked things as usual on the economic front: where once triage would have sent the economy to the emergency room, now it needs to be rushed into intensive care.
The Bad Taliban, diabolical and crazy like a fox, strike at will in the cities and frustratingly keep popping up in the tribal areas, drawing the army into a never-ending game of Whack-a-Mole.
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