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dc.contributor.advisorStrindberg, Anders
dc.contributor.authorDutta, Sunil
dc.dateMar-12
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T18:55:42Z
dc.date.available2012-05-14T18:55:42Z
dc.date.issued2012-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/6788
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the root causes of conflict in South Asia that have created the environment in the Afghan Pakistan border areas, which nurtures insurgency. The causes are rooted in the decisions, made by the British Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries, to perpetuate her rule in the Indian subcontinent. A disregard for the history and its impact on the current events has lead to prolonging of U.S. war in Afghanistan. The conclusion is that colonial history of South Asia has shaped current conflicts in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. These conflicts have manifested in spawning of terrorism from the region. Ever since the partition of India in 1947 by the British, India and Pakistan remain locked in an enduring conflict over Kashmir. This conflict is tied to destabilization of South Asia, including competition between India and Pakistan over influence in Afghanistan. Thus, the U.S. focus on elimination of al Qaeda is short sighted, as it ignores the reasons for al Qaedas survival in South Asia. Without Pakistans support for the Afghan Taliban and associated terrorist organizations, al Qaeda would not have a sanctuary in South Asia. Without a resolution of the conflict between India and Pakistan, the terrorism problem emanating from South Asia remains a potential threat. Therefore, it is imperative that U.S. policy should expand to include a resolution of India-Pakistan conflict.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/historysarchitec109456788
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleHistory as the Architect of the Present : What Made Kashmir the Nucleus of South Asia Terrorism India-Pakistan Conflict and its Impact on U.S. Homeland Securityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBrannan, David
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.subject.authorPakistanen_US
dc.subject.authorIndiaen_US
dc.subject.authorSouth Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authorTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorBritish Empireen_US
dc.subject.authorKashmiren_US
dc.subject.authorBritish Indiaen_US
dc.subject.authorPartition of Indiaen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, Los Angeles Police Departmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts In Security Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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