With few trusted institutions remaining in Pakistan, such attacks on the military undermine the political stability of the country.
Pakistan is stockpiling weapons-grade nuclear material, and accelerating construction of a nuclear plant that can produce plutonium. What's behind the nuclear surge?
Wikileaks reports indicate that the US has mounted a secret effort to remove highly enriched uranium from a Pakistani reactor since 2007, reinforcing what until now had been a conspiracy theory.
In Pakistan, educated middle-class youths such as Faisal Shahzad, the accused Times Square car bomber, have ready access to jihadist and other radical, anti-American resources.
Experts see the Islamic fighters as less of a risk than radical insiders gaining access to nuclear materials.
The curriculum, critics charge, promotes revisionist views and intolerance. Others say they don't see such imbalance.