Accession Number:

ADA603040

Title:

Effective U.S. Aid and Assistance to Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Area and Northwest Frontier Province

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

While the U.S. is committed to Pakistans security and prosperity, serious concerns remain regarding the ability of the U.S. government to manage and account for its humanitarian assistance. The security situation in Pakistans Federally Administered Tribal Area FATA and Northwest Frontier Province NWFP remains very volatile. The Pakistan military is executing a conventional doctrine against an unconventional insurgent force. The militarys use of heavy force in operations coupled with its failure to address collateral damage is counterproductive in the counterinsurgency fight and have displaced millions of citizens. Furthermore, Pakistani military operations aimed at crushing militant resistance are poorly coordinated with civilian relief and reconstruction efforts. The U.S. humanitarian aid flowing into FATA is not effective in assisting the lOP, and if left unabated it can do more harm than good. The U.S. is providing funds through a dysfunctional government in FATA with little or no oversight. This is due to the colonial style-era body of law that weakens the FATA government and allows militant forces to seize control of the fragile government structure. However, U.S. government has little choice but to work through the FATA institutions until Pakistan government changes the current system of governance.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE