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Reasons for resumption of US drone attacks in Pakistan
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:7PM
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Wajahat Khan a journalism fellow at Harvard University Kennedy School of government cites two possible reasons for the resumption of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan after a two-month lull.

 

“One theory is that the insurgency … who have been targeted in the past by these drone strikes, have used this lull to their advantage. The tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have created sort of a vacuum for them to operate and they have done two major assaults against the Pakistanis,” Khan told Press TV's U.S. Desk in an interview on Wednesday.

 

“The other theory is that the Pakistani military has been castigated in public by this government and because of that castigation of being on back foot because of the public criticism, the Americans may have upped the ante … Interestingly today, the Pakistani government has not issued any statements against the U.S. for the drone strike,” he added

 

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