February 24, 2004

U.S Attacks Pakistan

"The United States of America uses its B-2 bombers in the year 2012 to launch conventional air-strikes to destroy Pakistani nuclear facilities in a bid to prevent the nukes from falling into the wrong hands. The extraordinary US action follows an unsuccessful Indian conventional attack on Pakistani nukes, and a retaliatory Pakistani nuclear strike against Indian border forces. This sparks the disintegration and disappearance of Pakistan, and creation of an expanded Indian Confederation or Superstate." Pretty Dr. Strangelovely, isn't it? I was never able to find a copy of "Asia 2025" the Pentagon's speculation on strategic threats in Asia. But thanks to the help of some intrepid subscribers, I was able to find portions of it republished in Asian newspapers (curiously, not many excerpts in U.S. papers. You can find the article where this was taken from here, although you'll have to register. Pakistan is already a nuclear power. And a nuclear proliferator. And twice this year, someone has tried to kill its President. Unfortunately, this scenario doesn't seem as outrageous now as it might have a few years ago.


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