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Is United States fed up with Pakistan Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the US is reaching the limits -- -- patients.
Why the US military frustration -- of the US insist Pakistan is not doing enough to step be deadly terror network.
The Haqqani Network uses Pakistan as a safe haven.
Then crosses into Afghanistan.
To attack Americans.
Now the lessons is considering launching secret raids to hunt them down raids like the one that killed Osama bin Laden.
Will that though however in -- Pakistan even more Americans united -- and then what.
Bob Kagan worked in the State Department during the Reagan administration is -- advisor governor Mitt Romney he joins us nice to see -- Let's -- to thank you before asking about they react to be specific grades by -- and curious is Pakistan a failed state if so what is a failed state and what does it mean.
Well it's a failed state in in one sense for sure which is that it really either is not controlling.
Did territory to prevent terrorists from attacking American soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere or is actively abetting them in which case I think that a country like that loses in a way it's legal right to sovereign.
Control of its territory because it's allowing these attacks and in that sense I think we do have -- -- of -- as a failed state.
And maybe even more fundamentally if you look at what's going on politically -- country has enormous economic troubles and it's not dealing with.
It's fixated on India it's supporting these terrorist.
Networks against Americans I think we have to start thinking of it less is an ally than as a failed state.
Of course the recent news out of Pakistan that its prime minister's been dismissed because he won't -- corruption charges against the president presents a -- so they've gotten that bust a gut the military are right now.
I was supposed to the United States conducts.
Commando raids that has that to Pakistan reacted very poorly too when we did two elected kill Osama bin Laden which of course.
America's very grateful that our seals did that but now -- that situation where.
Pakistan is now essentially have very disenchanted with us.
Well that's unfortunate but did you know movement they're the ones who again are are actively supporting and tolerating.
Forces that are attacking and killing Americans in Afghanistan.
And the consequences that they're not gonna do anything about it then the United States does and I think the administration is right.
To be taking this action as far as the fallout is concerned they've already stopped.
Letting us use.
Pakistan as a trans -- point into Afghanistan.
Forcing us to use Russia I think we really have to recognize.
That we've reached rock bottom live with Pakistan and reorient our strategy accordingly.
Which means among other things I think tilting toward India seeking India's help in Afghanistan.
As I think the administration is already starting to do.
I want a single bit of a civilian government of Pakistan is a very weak at best seen as very corrupt by the people people are very unhappy -- -- they knew that the military side of the of their other government.
And if weakened if we continue to conduct these rates -- -- and we shouldn't do them but a sonic the military Laura look more fact listen and -- is if -- -- had a bypass and sneak in and they have no.
No power against us that has been -- further that create problems in the country.
Does not sit -- at that isn't necessary but do agree that that's just going to that caused more festering problems.
Well I'm sure it is but Pakistan is creating so -- of its own festering problems without our help.
I really just think this is just neck strap on and again.
I think we've hit rock bottom -- you know Pakistan is there there has always struck me as a country it's like a guy who holds a gun to his own head and says do what I say -- -- shoot.
It's very hard to help Pakistan because there.
It's a very it away it's a very odd country its identity seems to be entirely wrapped up with fighting India.
-- Islamic radicalism and I just don't know that there's much that we can do about that up at this point that we do need to look after our own strategic interest.
And the safety of our all of our soldiers and -- genocide.
Let me add another ingredient they are a nuclear country at nuclear weapons and that and -- -- -- -- says that those nuclear weapons are secure I don't know why people believe that are has such confidence but how -- that's that's been set.
Add that into the mix that you have made military looks -- was a -- -- failing civilian government and you've got.
He's -- these nuclear weapons.
Well the nuclear weapons I think used by the Pakistan is in the sense to blackmail the United States because of course we are afraid of him falling into the wrong hands.
I think that the Pakistan -- themselves the military which controls those weapons doesn't want them to fall into -- have because that might be used against Pakistan so I think that they.
Probably try to keep them very secure but we have to be ready for contingencies and I'm sure that the Pentagon.
How does a lot of planning.
About what to do in the case of those nuclear weapons fall into the wrong hands.
But that doesn't mean that we we can't move forward and and support the strategy that we have in the region we can't be blackmailed by Pakistan in the situation.
Thank you don't.
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