The NATO strike in Pakistan on November 26, 2011 left twenty four soldiers dead and many more wounded. The tragedy has created a schism between the U.S. and Pakistan, a strategic relationship to the U.S. in the war on terror and an important pillar to U.S. objectives in the Middle East, but one that has been chaotic over the past decade. The political damage from the incident has been great and many observers wonder if the rift can be repaired. Both sides blame the other, and it is difficult to see how the two sides can come to grips with this tragedy. Discerning the truth of what happened and why is paramount, but confusion on the ground obscures this goal.
Richard Friedman proposes a novel approach for establishing justice and restoring peace amidst the crisis. It will not be easy, for the truth sometimes is not, but it is worth considering if it will help to heal the wounds of a nation. To read the article, click the link below.
By Richard E. Friedman