Chapter

Pakistan

in Cutting the Fuse

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226645605
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226645643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0006
Pakistan

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This chapter examines the groups responsible for suicide terrorism in Pakistan, including their objectives, state sponsorship, targeting patterns, local community support, and recruitment. It shows that the initiation and trajectory of the Pakistani suicide campaign are functions of the evolving political and military alliance between the United States and Pakistan since 2002. The chapter also evaluates the consequences of the recent escalation of U.S. drone attacks in the region.

Keywords: suicide terrorism; Pakistan; state sponsorship; local community support; targeting patterns; military alliance; United States; drone attacks

Chapter.  10645 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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