Accession Number : ADA520459


Title :   Pakistan: Can the United States Secure an Insecure State?


Corporate Author : RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Fair, C C ; Crane, Keith ; Chivvis, Christopher S ; Puri, Samir ; Spirtas, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a520459.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 263


Abstract : Pakistan is pivotal to key U.S. security interests. This book is intended to help policymakers and analysts understand the security challenges inherent in and emanating from Pakistan as of this writing (August 2009). The authors exposit likely developments in Pakistan's internal and external security environments within the next ten years; assess Pakistan's national will and capacity to solve its problems, especially those relating to security; describe U.S. interests in Pakistan; and suggest policies for the U.S. government to pursue to secure these interests. The book concludes with a number of recommendations for the U.S. government and the U.S. Air Force concerning how the United States could forge a broad yet effective relationship with this complicated state.


Descriptors :   *PAKISTAN , *SECURITY , *POLITICAL SCIENCE , POLICIES , ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , STRATEGY , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , UNITED STATES , AIR FORCE , NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE