The United States needs to consider an alternative approach to handling 'splintering, renegade' Pakistan and focus on building a good rapport with India, a leading strategic analyst has observed.
In a critical analysis of the US strategy on Pakistan, Ralph Peters -- the author of Looking for Trouble and strategic analyst for the conservative Fox News -- television channel in the US, lamented about American policy-makers's incapacity to see beyond the immediate battlefield.
'No matter how shamelessly Pakistan's leaders looted their own country, protected the Taliban [Images], sponsored terror attacks on India, demanded aid and told us to kiss off when we asked for help, we had to back Pakistan, he wrote in the New York Post tabloid newspaper, which, like Fox News, is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
'At our pathetic State Department, habit trumps innovation every time. And th
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