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U.S. Faces Quandary Over Musharraf's Crackdown

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U.S. Faces Quandary Over Musharraf's Crackdown

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U.S. Faces Quandary Over Musharraf's Crackdown

U.S. Faces Quandary Over Musharraf's Crackdown

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Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's crackdown on political dissent poses a difficult choice for the United States. Should it maintain support for a vital ally in the war on terrorism, or abandon Musharraf because his actions run counter to the essence of American policy?

Rick Barton, co-director of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project and senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, talks with Michele Norris.