Business Insider: Mattis says the most dangerous country in the world is Pakistan
* Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis considers Pakistan the most dangerous country in the world.
* “This is a much worse problem, I think, than anyone is writing about today,” he said at an event on Tuesday.
* “We can’t have the fastest-growing nuclear arsenal in the world falling into the hands of the terrorists breeding in their midst,” Mattis writes in his latest book, “Call Sign Chaos.”
* Mattis also spoke about what he called the “very twisted” relationship between the US and Pakistan. While the US relies on Pakistan to help it in peace talks with the Taliban, the Trump administration also pulled hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the Pakistani military.
While the world has its fair share of hot spots, from Afghanistan to Venezuela to Yemen, former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said at an event in New York on Tuesday that Pakistan topped his list of most dangerous countries.
“Of all the countries I’ve known, I consider Pakistan to be the most dangerous,” Mattis wrote in his latest book, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.”
“This is a much worse problem, I think, than anyone is writing about today,” he said.
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WNU Editor: I agree with his analysis. Pakistan’s command and control systems for its nuclear weapons have always been a source of concern for everyone. It is also a country that has thousands of fanatical jihadists who would love to get there hands of a nuclear weapon. I call this a dangerous mixture and a disaster just waiting to happen.