Islamist Militancy in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Region and U.S. Policy.

7 01 2010

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RL34763. Source: Library of Congress.

This report notes increasing militant activity in western Pakistan poses three key national security threats: an increased potential for major attacks against the United States itself; a growing threat to Pakistani stability; and a hindrance of U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. This report will be updated as events warrant. A U.S.-Pakistan relationship marked by periods of both cooperation and discord was transformed by the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and the ensuing enlistment of Pakistan as a key ally in U.S.-led counterterrorism efforts.

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