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Okay now as first person the world we're gonna -- of the Afghan Pakistan border we're gonna -- to be.
Tenth anniversary of the Afghan war and the new relationship between the United States and Pakistan -- -- as Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation.
Who has written some things lately about time to rethink the love -- we've been having with Pakistan.
So Lisa what should we be doing with.
Well I think we can see from admiral Mullen comments two weeks ago to a congressional committee.
That Pakistan and the US.
Are increasingly working at cross purposes in Afghanistan and what we see our groups that Pakistan has been since.
Supporting and facilitating groups like the -- Connie network.
Are conducting increasingly brazen attacks against US interests not only military interest but civilian interests as we saw.
With the attack on the US embassy in Kabul on September 13.
So I think it's getting increasingly difficult to argue that we can justify eight.
Continued aid to Pakistan and we've seen that the administration has suspended all military aid to Pakistan they haven't cut it but they suspended it.
And the US congress is getting ready to condition both civilian and military aid to Pakistan.
On Pakistan in meeting certain counter -- and benchmarks so.
To Pakistan's intransigence in dealing with these militant groups but could end -- the same time -- was the relationship to completely implode.
Okay I'm not joining -- is Lisa Curtis and anybody who wants to rip her to spend a live chat.
Right -- or send your comments on Twitter Twitter me Kate you background that kind of you have any questions or comments from -- for Lisa.
Just jump right hand and send them now they -- What -- things that struck me is that for the last ten years we've given Pakistan almost twenty billion dollars and yet at the same time -- they've had found a laden and a safe house in Pakistan at the same time they've been supporting.
The terrorist network that is fighting us and Afghanistan and at the same time they've been building up their nuclear weapons arsenal which in fact is one of the reasons we say we can't.
-- relations with Pakistan because they do have a nuclear weapons.
What happens if we weren't Jewish -- and are you suggesting we -- of the former re actually cut off military assistance what happens to Pakistan.
-- -- Well they're simply cost too going data more punitive passed with Pakistan.
And one of the direct cost is the fact that 50% of US.
Supplies to our military forces in Afghanistan go through Pakistani territory.
So we would be jeopardizing that supply route and basically in carrying her ability to fight in Afghanistan so that would be direct cost the other cost is.
We did we were able to locate and eliminate -- -- -- bin Laden through.
Intelligence operations in Pakistan and that required having access to Pakistan having an embassy having people there.
So I'm easily losing access and an ability to collect intelligence and track.
Terrorist movements in Pakistan would also be a great cost to the US.
But you know the US simply has to make it clear to -- -- CN that it does have other options to protect its security objectives in the region.
Even though these other options may not be ideal or may not be perfect.
But we simply cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the fact that Pakistan is supporting our enemies in Afghanistan in working.
Against the very goal that we're trying to achieve that stability in Afghanistan.
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