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Submitted by myth (Germany), May 30, 2014 at 06:10

Why over the course of more than a decade has the US been making common cause with Pakistan in the Afghanistan region? Pro-Western and democratic India seems the natural first choice as an active ally of the West in the region. To me this is the grand fallacy in the Afghanistan region: choosing Pakistan over India to handle the conflict over time.

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The USG has not chosen Pakistan over India. It is trying to work with both.

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