PAKISTAN: Props for a Tottering Domino

But Zia 's government is less than enthusiastic about U.S. aid

Relations between the two nations could hardly have been worse. A mob of fanatical Muslims had attacked the U.S. embassy in Islamabad last November; by the time the siege was lifted, seven hours later, two Americans were dead. The U.S., meanwhile, had consistently obstructed Pakistani efforts to build a uranium-enrichment plant—which would give the country a nuclear weapons capability —had cut off economic and military aid, and had criticized the execution last April of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Such...

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