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U.S. Faces Pakistan Policy Dilemmas After Bhutto’s Death

In the aftermath of the death of political opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan faces new turmoil and the United States faces tough choices in its policies toward the South Asian nation. Policy experts examine the ramifications of Bhutto's death on Pakistan's governance and the future for Pakistani-U.S. relations.

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    The United States and Pakistan have been allies for decades, and the relationship has intensified since 9/11.

    The Bhutto assassination has focused new attention on U.S. interests in Pakistan and all of South Asia and on what the U.S. should do now.

    We get two views. Daniel Markey was on the State Department's policy planning staff from 2003 until early this year, focusing on South Asia. He's now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. And Michael Krepon is a co-founding president of the Henry L. Stimson Center, a nonprofit organization focusing on arms control and security issues. He's also a diplomatic scholar at the University of Virginia.