The Dangerous Puzzle of Pakistan

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Will the US Bomb Pakistan?On the verge of retirement, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed a Senate Committee last week, with Defense Secretary and former CIA Chief Leon Panetta by his side. Mullen testified that "Haqqani operatives planned and conducted" a recent truck bomb attack as well as the assault on our Kabul embassy, and called the network a "veritable arm of Pakistan's Internal Services Intelligence agency." As the US prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, does it have bigger problems with Pakistan? Is the US threatening military action that could have unintended consequences?

Credits

Guests:
Scott Shane - New York Times - @ScottShaneNYT, Robert Baer - former CIA field officer and author, Shuja Nawaz - Atlantic Council of the United States, George Perkovich - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner