Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within
Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Pakistan army in the country's polity as well as its turbulent relationship with the United States. Shuja Nawaz examines the army and Pakistan in both peace and war. Using many hitherto unpublished materials from the archives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army, as well as interviews withkey military and political figures in Pakistan and the United States, he sheds light not only on the Pakistan Army and its US connections but also on Pakistan as a key Muslim country in one of the world's toughest neighborhoods. In doing so, he lays bare key facts about Pakistan's numerous wars with India and its many rounds of political musical chairs, as well as the Kargil conflict of 1999. He then draws lessons from this history that may help Pakistan end its wars within and create a stablerpolitical entity. Visit http://www.shujanawaz.com for more information about Shuja Nawaz.
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In a global season of military coups d'etat, he wished to portray his own
usurpation of civil authority as a benevolent and progressive act that would be in
sharp contrast to the preceding civilian governments. But he also sought public
Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within Shuja Nawaz. contrasted with its public
statements of a higher purpose and its condemnation of corrupt civilian rulers. To
strengthen its hold over the civil society, the army had begun the policy (under ...
Ironically, it could also serve as a critique of the current dispensation in Pakistan,
where a military regime persisted in civilian garb and where the army had
penetrated civilian society and government. The army trains officers not only to ...
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This country had the markings of a failed state right from the start. Midwifed by England and nurtured since then by the US, the country has never been able to get out of the rut it has dug itself and ... Read full review
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Excellent portrait of a country in the middle of the unfolding drama in south east Asia. When, why,who, and how it all started and where it will take us all. Most comprehensive facts about Pakistan ... Read full review
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