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Fighting to the EndThe Pakistan Army's Way of War$
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C. Christine Fair

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199892709

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.001.0001

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Introduction to the Pakistan Army’s Way of War

Introduction to the Pakistan Army’s Way of War

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction to the Pakistan Army’s Way of War
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Fighting to the End
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C. Christine Fair

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.003.0001

This chapter lays out the puzzle of the Pakistan army’s persistent revisionism with respect to India. India and Pakistan have been locked in an enduring rivalry since 1947. Given the expanding power differential between India and Pakistan, Pakistan should have come to some détente with India long ago, yet it has not. Thisc hapter argues that expositing the strategic culture of the Pakistan army can provide insights into how the army sustains the revisionism despite the high price it has paid for these policies and the diminishing likelihood of succeeding even modestly.

Keywords:   Pakistan army, revisionism, strategic culture, enduring rivalry

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