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‘Pakistan under siege’

Having pumped billions of dollars in military assistance and rushing guerrilla warfare experts to train soldiers to shore up Pakistan’s capabilities to tackle militancy, US Congressmen and Pentagon officials feel that the nation is closer to siege.

world Updated: Apr 30, 2010 23:46 IST

Having pumped billions of dollars in military assistance and rushing guerrilla warfare experts to train soldiers to shore up Pakistan’s capabilities to tackle militancy, US Congressmen and Pentagon officials feel that the nation is closer to siege.

“I don’t think the dynamic is as distinct as a nation at war or a nation at peace. It’s probably closer to a nation under threat or a nation under siege,” Lt Gen John Paxton, Director for Operations, Joint Chief of Staff, told the US Congress.

The assessment came as Congressmen raised questions over Pakistan’s capabilities in both governance and fight against terrorism.