Secretary of State Colin Powell is in Pakistan today, meeting with the key American ally in the war against terrorism. Pakistan's President, General Musharraf, is facing mounting internal pressure to cease allowing U.S. troops to use Pakistan as base for their bombing on neighboring Afghanistan. Could the U.S. military strikes be plunging Pakistan into its own internal chaos? Will General Musharraf stay the course as a U.S. ally in the face of daily protests and violence?
Ayesha Jalal, author of "Self and Sovereignty: the Muslim Individual and the Community of Islam in South Asia"
This program aired on October 15, 2001.