A Report by the Asia Society Independent Commission on Pakistan Police Reform
Hassan Abbas (Editor)
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Move over military: Police and counterterrorism in PakistanBy Hassan Abbas, AfPak Channel, Foreign Policy, July 24, 2012
It is generally believed in the West that military action can resolve the terrorism problem in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region as well as help efforts to thwart violent radicalism throughout the region. This idea, while sounding sensible when peering at Pakistan from the outside, misses an important reality on the ground: according to a new report released today by the Asia Society, it is the domestic police force that can best root out terror networks, find and disable their financial support, and even manage de-radicalization programs in association with local communities.
When faced with a serious internal security crisis, it is crucial that a state pursue reform that entails capacity …