Backing the Right Horse in Pakistan

As US-led air strikes pound Taliban military installations and troops in Afghanistan, religious extremists throughout Pakistan burn American flags and denounce General Pervez Musharraf’s military regime for its collaboration with the West. With American forces poised to launch ground operations, it is clear that Pakistan’s military has done more than merely abandon its former Taliban allies: in the days and weeks ahead, it will play a crucial role in assisting the US-led alliance’s effort to defeat them.