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Pervez Musharraf

(1943– ) Pakistani general and statesman; President (2001–8). Musharraf was born in Delhi, but his family moved to Pakistan after the partition of India (1947). Joining the army ...

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Emily S. Rosenberg, Dennis Merrill, Emily S. Rosenberg, Lawrence S. Kaplan, Paul S. Boyer, T. Christopher Jespersen, Paul S. Boyer, Nancy Mitchell, Bruce Kuniholm, Paul S. Boyer, J.L. Granatstein, and Mark T. Gilderhus

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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...Iraq War of 2003 and the Bush administration's larger objective of spreading democracy throughout the region. The U.S. intervention in Iraq, and the subsequent turmoil, they warned, would increase rather than diminish the terrorist threat. While Pakistan's military ruler Pervez Musharraf backed the U.S. action in Iraq, he faced opposition and even assassination attempts from Islamic militants in his own country. U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia were strained by the fact that Osama bin Laden , the leader of Al Qaeda, the terrorist organization responsible...