Sunday, December 11, 2011

Conflict with Pakistan among top potential threats for US in 2012

[ The Express Tribune ] 

A conflict with Pakistan, the euro crisis, and a political instability in Saudi Arabia have emerged as top potential threats facing the United States in 2012, an influential think-tank said Friday 9 Dec.

The Council on Foreign Relation’s Center for Preventive Action anonymously surveyed US officials and experts to compile an annual list of the most plausible conflicts for the United States in the new year, says The Express Tribune.

The 2012 list elevated several contingencies to the top tier of risks: a US conflict with Pakistan prompted by an attack or counter-terrorism operation; an intensified euro crisis, which could plunge the United States back into recession; and a Saudi instability, which would threaten global oil supplies.

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