A Dangerous New McCarthy?
Earlier this year, Fareed Zakaria gave voice to what many
U.S. policymakers have long feared, namely the radicalization of
Pakistan’s military. “[Pakistan’s] military is undergoing a deep
internal crisis of identity, its most serious since Pakistan’s founding in 1947,” Zakaria wrote in the Washington Post. “How it resolves this crisis will determine its future, the future of the Afghan war — and much else.”
just before we were about to leave for training. The only casualty was a 14-year-old cadet, whose hand was blown off. A month later, another IRA bomb exploded opposite the same Army barracks in another random, pointless act of terror.
for fighting radicalization.
and a former Research Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and World Fellow at Yale. More of his writings can be found here: www.azeemibrahim.com. Follow Azeem Ibrahim on Twitter: @AzeemIbrahim
This article was published by The Diplomat on December 7, 2011. Read it here.