What is Our State of Relations with Pakistan?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-US protest in Multan on May 4, 2011, against the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. (STR/AFP/Getty)

Two NATO helicopters allegedly crossed over into Pakistani air space and were shot at by Pakistani ground troops yesterday morning. This incident comes at a time when relations between Pakistan and the U.S. are extremely tense and fragile. Both countries need each other, but both would love to be less dependent on the other, and are trying to find ways to accomplish that. Teresita Schaffer, former U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka, analyzes the relationship.


Ambassador Teresita Schaffer

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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