Friday, May 15, 2009

U.S. to Increase Military Trainers in Pakistan

I mentioned this possibility in a post last week. It will strengthen links between the two armed forces, and through that give the U.S. critical influence on the political establishment.

U.S. officials are in early talks with Pakistani leaders to develop a program that could increase the number of U.S. special operations trainers in that country, with a goal to slash the training time by as much as half for more than 9,000 members of Pakistan's paramilitary Frontier Corps, said a senior defense official.
In addition, the Pentagon would like to further broaden the training to include the Pakistan Army. U.S. special operations forces have been training the Pakistani special forces for some time, and the program was expanded to the Frontier Corps last October.

The destabilization of Pakistan was not an accident. In order to control, one must first weaken. Pakistan is fast on its way to becoming a client state of the United States.

This is devastating towards China's geostrategic goals in South Asia, in ways that will become obvious in the coming decade. China is needed by U.S. corporate interests for its reservoir of cheap labor. But the exploitation of this cheap labor 'must' coincide with the choking off of an independent Chinese state or competitive ruling elite. Thus, the United States is committed to a process of surrounding China , by land and sea.

Sri Lanka is another emerging 'sphere of influence' conflict between the U.S/India and China. That's why it's been in the news so much recently.

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