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Yousuf Raza Gilani
U.S. and Pakistan: Uneasy allies
U.S. and Pakistan: Uneasy allies

News that the U.S. has resumed drone strikes in Pakistan, killing at least three suspected militants last week in the tribal areas of North Waziristan along that country's border with Afghanistan, could hardly come at a more delicate moment for U.S.-Pakistani relations. Rather than signal an improvement in ties between the two uneasy allies in the war against Islamic insurgents, it may end up pushing the two sides even further apart — or, in the worst case, precipitating a rupture. It may have been coincidence that the latest strike inside Pakistan took place just as a rapidly escalating domestic crisis there has dangerously split the country's civilian and military leaders....