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READ ✓ Military Inc Inside Pakistan's Military Economy Ø [Read] ➫ Military Inc Inside Pakistan's Military Economy Author Ayesha Siddiqa – Helpyouantib.co.uk Pakistan occupies a paradoxical even contradictory place in American foreign policy Nominally a strategic ally in the war on terror it is the third largesPakistan occupies a paradoxical even contradictory Inside Pakistan's MOBI #244 place in American foreign policy Nominally a strategic ally in the Military Inc ePUB #10003 war on terror it is the third largest recipient of US aid in the world At the same Inc Inside Pakistan's PDFEPUB #227 time it is run by its military and intelligence servic. Stephen Cohen defines the Pakistan army succinctly there are three types of armies that guard their nation's borders there are those that are concerned by protecting their own position in society and there are those which defend a cause or an idea The Pakistan army does all threeIslamic Pakistan was defined in reaction to a Hindu IndiaAnother interesting observation is that the Army was sort of encouraged by Jinnah to act independently when he was convinced into receding his earlier order of attacking Kashmir in 1947 by the British COAS Notice India still had a British governor general thus avoiding any friction in carrying out ordersComing from an army background myself there was little I didn't know of Pakistan Army's business ventures but the book still provided a comprehensive breakdown of the huge numbers involved Milbus has managed to create a new class of urban feudal class in Pakistan one which seems even lucrative to the legacy feudal of the rural varietyI found the book very difficult to digest as it reads like a PhD dissertation crammed with heavy stats numbers and pretty boring facts Ayesha could have masse the book a lot interesting by introducing some candid interviews of army personal who do make very interesting interviewees

Military Inc Inside Pakistan's Military EconomyPakistan occupies a paradoxical even contradictory Inside Pakistan's MOBI #244 place in American foreign policy Nominally a strategic ally in the Military Inc ePUB #10003 war on terror it is the third largest recipient of US aid in the world At the same Inc Inside Pakistan's PDFEPUB #227 time it is run by its military and intelligence servic. Stephen Cohen defines the Pakistan army succinctly there are three types of armies that guard their nation's borders there are those that are concerned by protecting their own position in society and there are those which defend a cause or an idea The Pakistan army does all threeIslamic Pakistan was defined in reaction to a Hindu IndiaAnother interesting observation is that the Army was sort of encouraged by Jinnah to act independently when he was convinced into receding his earlier order of attacking Kashmir in 1947 by the British COAS Notice India still had a British governor general thus avoiding any friction in carrying out ordersComing from an army background myself there was little I didn't know of Pakistan Army's business ventures but the book still provided a comprehensive breakdown of the huge numbers involved Milbus has managed to create a new class of urban feudal class in Pakistan one which seems even lucrative to the legacy feudal of the rural varietyI found the book very difficult to digest as it reads like a PhD dissertation crammed with heavy stats numbers and pretty boring facts Ayesha could have masse the book a lot interesting by introducing some candid interviews of army personal who do make very interesting interviewees

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Military Inc Inside Pakistan's Military Economy ¶ Ces of this unprecedented merging of the military and corporate sectors What does it mean for Pakistan’s economic development let alone for hopes of an eventual return to democracy and de militarization This new edition brings Siddia’s account fully up to date with a new preface and conclusion that emphasize the changing role of the medi. Hmmmi don’t knowit leaves a lot to be desired there was too much repetition of the same points over and over again which I felt was just to prolong it enough to call it a book It could have easily been shrunk into an essay Like one reviewer mentioned had she included short interviews of retired officials it would have made an interesting read It seemed like an amalgamation of few books that she read for her research to write this one Yes there were stats tables and diagrams but it still left me disappointed because I expected this book to enhance my understanding as a layman which sadly it didn’t FREE READ ß E-book, or Kindle E-pub î Ayesha Siddiqa

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Ayesha Siddiqa î 9 READ E whose goals certainly do not always overlap with US priorities             This book offers a close look at what the rise of the military has meant for Pakistani society Ayesha Siddia shows how entrenched the military has become not just in day to day governance but in the Pakistani corporate sector as well What are the conseuen. According to Francis Fukuyama colonial powers left three institutions in former colonies as a legacy after decolonization namely bureaucracy military and democracy The bureaucracy and military was strengthened by the colonial governments in order to maintain a strong control over domestic environment Democracy however did not flourish and people were not used to self government After decolonization the nascent states had strong institutions of bureaucracy and military while the democracy was relatively a weaker institution This lead to a strong grip of the former two institutions on state of affairs in the decolonized states whereas the democratic institutions were not as developed as in the case of West Building upon this Ayesha Siddia explains the concept of military’s influence and control over the economy of a country She coins the term Milbus which “refers to military capital that is used for the personal benefit of the military fraternity” This capital is not included in the defence budget of armed forces It is also called the internal economy of the military Author includes senior military officers retired officers and the civilians who are dependent upon military business associations in military fraternity The author thus defines the functioning of Milbus and concludes that it is predatory in nature and its primary purpose is to benefit the officer cadre of armed forces The extent of penetration of military in economic affairs of a state decides the political power of military in that certain state She then describes Milbus in three types of states and takes the case of Milbus in Pakistan afterwards In description of Milbus in Pakistan the author have described the history of Milbus its evolution and expansion development of military as a separate class the elements of Milbus in Pakistan namely the land acuisitions welfare foundations and corporates owned by the armed forces She also assesses the cost of Milbus on Pakistan’s budget and economy and describes the future prospects of Milbus and Pakistan The definition of term Milbus is an excellent effort by Ayesha Siddia to lay down a framework of research in the military economy She has not limited the extent of Milbus to Pakistan but also categorized it in different levels of states It can serve as a sound basis for further research work in military economy of Pakistan as well as of other countries around the world The analysis of Milbus in Pakistan gives an enlightening account of military’s control over the economic affairs of country and thus on the political environment as well It is a taboo topic in Pakistan and the author has carried out a very well initiative for research on this topic and have also provided basis for further research After understanding the interestingly laid out central idea of book ie Milbus the reader expects the book to go forth in an engaging manner To his disappointment however the book gets dry and hard to keep up with in the chapters proceeding the theoretical concept of Milbus Many of the ideas and opinions regarding the Milbus in Pakistan are repetitive One of the facts that was hard to grasp was to whom she was referring to at moments because she used the term ‘military’ as a collective term for all of the forces It would have been easier to understand to which part of the military she was referring at timesAlso there is no order and coherence in description of different ideas in a single chapter So for instance the author moves from discussing armed forces’ welfare trusts to the land acuisitions and then moves back to discussing the welfare trusts only to start discussing the corporates owned by armed forces Another major drawback in our opinion was with the statistical data presented in the book The author claimed to have acuired a good amount of data and statistics for this research which is not easily available in general But looking into the statistics most of them are confined to the time between 1995 and 2007 even between 1997 to 2003 While the Milbus has been operating much earlier Also the variables presented in statistics and the patterns between and among them are not satisfactorily defined by the author The book is effective in coining the concept of Milbus but it is is hard to carry on with consistency Also the writing style is ineffective and incoherent This book is not recommended for general readership A general reader who doesn’t have any special interest in the topic of this book will find it hard to read this book Even those with interest in military may find it difficult to keep up with Only those who are keenly interested in the military economy of South Asia may read it