The Gun Markets of Pakistan

Back in 2008, journalist and filmmaker Suroosh Alvi toured the largest illegal arms market in Pakistan to demonstrate that the U.S. counterinsurgency campaign north of the Durand line would likely fail so long as the militants’ support systems south of the line remained intact. As the Obama administration reels from a string of attacks by insurgents in Afghanistan allegedly carried out with the support of elements in Pakistan, we feel Alvi's video bears highlighting.

-- The Editors

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