Accession Number:

ADA523900

Title:

US-Pakistan Relations: An Appraisal of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy to Counter Terrorism

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The history of United States-Pakistan relations has alternated between cooperation and dissonance. For the last decade terrorism has brought the countries together despite other divergent interests. Combating terrorism has become a vital national interest for both countries and the proximity of combat operations requires close cooperation and coordination. The U.S.-Afghanistan-Pakistan AF-PAK strategy announced by the U.S. President, however, has caused consternation on the part of some key stakeholders. This paper examines the history of U.S.-Pakistan relations and their cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The paper also analyzes the proposed AF-PAK strategy and advances several recommendations for improving the strategy while enhancing U.S.-Pakistan cooperation.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE