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    US 'Haphazard Approach' Leading to Spread of Terrorism - Former Ambassador

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    Former Pakistani ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani claims that the lack of cohesion in the US fight against terrorism has resulted the spread of the phenomenon.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The lack of cohesion in the US fight against terrorism has resulted the spread of the phenomenon, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani said at a Potomac Institute conference on terrorism on Monday.

    “This haphazard approach to global terrorism has resulted, actually in increasing global terrorism, rather than diminishing it,” Haqqani stated.

    The US approach to fighting terrorism globally has shifted “from one extreme to another” since 2001, the former ambassador said.

    The administration of US President George W. Bush relied primarily on US military power to combat terrorism, whereas President Barack Obama has “completely back away from using American power…in any significant way,” he added.

    The over reliance on US military involvement to combat terrorism was “erroneous,” Haqqani commented, adding that the United States’ involvement in two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq created a situation of “constructive instability.”

    Haqqani explained that the “construction has yet to come and the instability has all manifested itself all over, especially the greater Middle East.”

    Ambassador Haqqani served as the Pakistani ambassador to the United States from 2008 through 2011 and has been credited with managing one of the most difficult phases in the US war against terrorism.



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