The new issue of the Atlantic (a subscription is the perfect gift!) is making its debut, and its cover story is again very much worth reading. It is by Jeffrey Goldberg and Marc Ambinder, and it gets into alarming and previously unpublished detail about the complex perfidy of America's dealings with its crucial anti-terrorist "ally," the barely governed, nuclear-armed Pakistan.
For more, please go to the story itself, or this summary-preview from Goldberg today.
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