PAKISTAN: An Army That Needs Some Help

Old trucks, new missiles, tough soldiers and plenty of bravado " This is peanuts," scoffed Pakistan's President, General Mohammed Zia ul-Haq. That was his ungracious comment on the report that the U.S. was set to give him $400 million over the next two years to shore up Pakistan's defenses against the potential threat posed by 80,000 Soviet troops in neighboring Afghanistan. Zia's outburst of piqued surprise was a bit unfair since the offer had already been discussed with his chief foreign affairs adviser. In fact, the U.S. was far from being stingy;...

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