RajeshA wrote:Published on Jul 26, 2011
By Sadanand Dhume | Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Reassessing American Grand Strategy in South Asia: American Enterprise InstituteKey policy recommendations to achieve US goals in Pakistan and South Asia:
*Resist calls to cut military aid. Instead, use it to encourage the creation of a pro-democracy culture in the Pakistani army. The army has ruled Pakistan directly for 34 of it
The Pakistani military enjoys subsidized health care, generous land grants and some of the best working conditions in the country. This gives it a powerful incentive to retain its pre-eminent place in Pakistan. Sensitizing the officer corps--presumably patriotic Pakistanis with their own country's best interests at heart--improves the odds of the army agreeing to accept the principle of civilian supremacy as have most other armies around the world.
With Indians like these, who needs enemies!
Although Dhume's views above are a little unusual, his background is right-wing (AEI is a conservative think tank, and Dhume has written extensively for the Wall Street Journal), and he has been villified by the Indian left as being anti-Islamic, see below: