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Al Qaeda Hunt Politically Risky for Musharraf

Pakistan's recent crackdown on al Qaeda operatives within its borders has helped strengthen President Pervez Musharraf's ties with the United States. But the efforts put Musharraf's political future in jeopardy in a country with strong Islamist extremism and anti-Americanism. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Philip Reeves.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.