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Focus on the Greatest Danger

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Al Qaeda’s strength in remote areas of Pakistan forms the greatest threat to America’s security today.  But the Bush Administration has put its priority on Iraq, taking its eye off the ball, and allowing Al Qaeda to regroup and plot against the U.S. Instead of finding Bin Laden, or building a reliable ally in a volatile region, the U.S. pursued a one-dimensional policy focused on General Musharraf and poured billions of unaccountable, unmonitored military assistance dollars into the country.  We must shift our strategy to support Pakistan’s people, not just its military ruler, and help show that democracy and development can go together with effective counter-terrorism.
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U.S. Lacks Pakistan Strategy

News Washington Independent 25 April 2008
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Situation Along Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Demands a Comprehensive Plan

Report 24 April 2008
More than seven years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda has found a safe haven in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) – a remote, mountainous region along Pakistan’s northwest border.
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US Must Stand Firm In Support of Democracy and the Rule of Law in Pakistan

Report 26 November 2007
News that President Musharraf will step down as the head of the Pakistani military is a welcome development, but for the sake of US national security and international credibility the American response must be stronger.
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The Central Threat - Al Qaeda in Pakistan

Report 26 July 2007
The central threat to the American homeland is in Pakistan and that is where the central effort needs to be.
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Response to the National Intelligence Estimate

Report 17 July 2007
The Bush Administration has made Americans less secure by faling to focus on the real danger in Afghanistan and Pakistan and instead invading Iraq.
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