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McCain on Pakistan- Broaden Assistance

In Uncategorized on February 27, 2009 at 7:55 am

US must broaden assistance to Pakistan: McCain

WASHINGTON: Joining calls for enhanced economic and security support for Pakistan in order to defeat forces of radicalism along the Pak-Afghan border, Senator John McCain has said the United States must devise its policy towards Pakistan by recognising the South Asian country’s own vital importance. Washington, he cautioned, should not confine its Pakistan view to the prism of American goals in Afghanistan. “For too long we have viewed Pakistan as important because of our goals in Afghanistan. Yet Pakistan is not simply important because of Afghanistan; Pakistan is important because of Pakistan. We cannot simply subordinate our Pakistan strategy to our Afghanistan policy,” the senator argued at a Washington think tank.

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