What happens when you have a country with a huge army, nuclear weapons, religious fanatics, an unstable government, and a starving population? Can you say “Pakistan”?
Foregone Conclusion: General Petraeus’s top expert on guerrilla warfare says that Pakistan could collapse within six months.
WASHINGTON: The Pakistani state could collapse within six months if immediate steps are not taken to remedy the situation, warned a top adviser to the US Central Command. David Kilcullen, who advises CENTCOM commander Gen. David H. Petraeus on the war on terror, urged US policymakers to focus their attention on Pakistan as a failure there could have devastating consequences for the entire international community. Asked to explain why he thought Pakistan was so important, Kilcullen said: “Pakistan has 173 million people, 100 nuclear weapons, an army bigger than the US Army, and al-Qaeda headquarters sitting right there in the two-thirds of the country that the government doesnít control.” (Source.)