President Obama and the prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, are set to meet Wednesday, a day after Amnesty International released a report criticizing the extent of Pakistani civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes. The findings come as relations between the two countries are starting to warm after a major breakdown following the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. The White House has recently pledged over $1.5 billion in military and economic aid to the country. We discuss the meeting and its implications.

President Obama Meets with Pakistan’s Leader 23 October,2013forum

Daniel Markey, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations; and author of "No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad"
Mehlaqa Samdani, Executive Director, Critical Connections
James Cavallaro, director of the Stanford International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, and director of the Stanford Human Rights Center
Nick Childs, World Affairs Correspondent, BBC

  • optikool

    I’m curious how this relates to what I heard on It’s Your World yesterday where a man named Muhammad Zubair said the US drone strikes are they only thing that is helping the area and that when there is a drone strike people go about their daily lives but if there is a strike from the Pakistan military people go into shelters because of indiscriminate bombings and killings. Did Amnesty include this in their report as well or are they only focused on the US?

  • Ben Rawner

    The US shouldn’t give them a penny. The Pakistanis govnt harbered The greatest terrorist of all and any money we send will probably end up in he hands of the people who hate us the most. We should spend that money on more predators to slowly kill the terrorists that Pakistan does nothing about. War is messy and those who we kill would not blink twice to kill millions of innocence.


    Drones are totally counterproductive ,it mostly kills innocent people and the net results is total rage against the U S, The war on terror is bogus, Alqaeda is a paper tiger ,bunch of misled idiots whose action was used as an excuse by the U S to invade and destroy several countries and kill more than a million people of the Arab and Muslim world. The real purpose of the bogus war on terror is for the U S government to control the American people by using the power of fear to steal their freedom and civil liberties.

  • Bobby

    When are American politicians going to grow up and realize that Pakistanis are never going to be friends with Americans. Pakistans biggest export is terrorism. The ISI and the army are too strong and they survive only when American governments from Nixon to Obama keep supporting these pathetic leaders of Pakistan. Pakistani leaders keep coming to Washington and getting our tax payers money. Pakistanis protected OBL in Abbottabad.. When are we going to grow up and say enough is enough. 99% of Pakistanis have deep hatred / jealousy of the free western and eastern cultures. They have made the lives of Indians in Kashmir hell. Our politicians need to wake up and realize what we are dealing with.

  • Bobby

    Pakistan is the most pathetic place in the world, along with being the most dangerous. Uneducated masses that believe whatever their stupid Mullahs teach them. What Pakistan needs is millions more like Malala. Love that little girl but the fundamentalists and Taliban kill so many like her while the stupid Pakistani politicians and army stand by and watch.

  • Sivaram Krishnan

    Several top military officials have testified in Congress and mentioned in 60 Minutes as well as In NY Times snd CNN that Pakistan is still providing assistance to terrorists who are killing American soldiers. I want to know why my tax dollars and those of the very soldiers are going to a regime that is funding these terrorists.

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