Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Pakistan War-Gamed the U.S.

Before deciding to join the war against the Taliban, Pakistani President Musharraf assessed the consequences of not joining the U.S. effort.
"I war-gamed the United States as an adversary," Musharraf writes. "The question was: if we do not join them, can we confront them and withstand the onslaught? The answer was no ... Our military forces would be destroyed."

"The Americans would undoubtedly have taken the opportunity of an invasion to destroy (Pakistan's nuclear) weapons... Our economic infrastructure, built over half a century, would have been decimated," he says.

"We could not endure a military confrontation with the United States from any point of view," he adds.

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