The U.S. president and Pakistani prime minister will come to their meeting Thursday with different issues atop their agendas — and may be convening to disagree, both on regional threats and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program.
On President Barack Obama’s mind is countering extremism in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.
The Pakistani nuclear arsenal and its fast growth is a worry to the U.S. In August, two American research organizations reported that Pakistan could have the third-largest stockpile in the world by 2025. The report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center said Pakistan is adding to its arsenal rapidly.
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