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Only a few years ago, relations between the U.S. and Pakistan were seriously strained. The Carter Administration cut off aid to Pakistan in 1978, charging that it was using U.S.-supplied plutonium to develop a nuclear-weapons capability. A year later, rampaging demonstrators in Islamabad set fire to the U.S. embassy. But when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Pakistan's neighbor and a fellow Muslim country, Washington and Islamabad quickly rediscovered each other. That rediscovery was at the heart last week of the warm greeting in...

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