SOUTHWEST ASIA: Selling the Carter Doctrine

A show of support for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

Possibly inspired by the mountains that towered behind him, National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski was in an elevated mood when he inspected Pakistan's border with Afghanistan last week. "You should know that the entire world is outraged," he told a group of refugees at Sadda, urging them in effect to reclaim their land "because God is on your side." After lunching in the mess of the famed Khyber Rifles, Brzezinski was garlanded by area tribal chiefs and had his picture taken at the Khyber Pass, quipping that it would be "a...

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