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April 30, 2009
U.S. ramps up pressure on Pakistani government

As the Pakistani military continued its offensive to stop the advance of Taliban insurgents on Thursday, the United States was putting intense new pressure on the Pakistani government.

As that country battles the militants, President Obama said he was “gravely concerned” about the stability of the government as it tries to gain support of the Pakistani people. All of this comes just days before President Asif Ali Zardari visits Washington next week.

Teresita Schaffer, director of the South Asia program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, joins Martin Savidge to discuss Pakistan’s offensive and security concerns over the country’s nuclear arsenal.

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