After the announcement of the US new strategy to "include targeting Pakistan's tribal areas" The New York Times reported on Sep 11 that President Bush has given a go ahead for raids to be carried out inside Pakistani territories. Taking cognizance of the imminent threat, addressing the Corps Commanders Conference, Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on September 12 that all elements of the national power under new democratic leadership would safeguard Pakistan's territorial integrity with full support of the people. Two days ago, he stated in response to the statement of Adm Mullen, "No external force is allowed to conduct operations inside Pakistan". Despite various statements of our military and civilian leadership, on September12, another CIA-operated spy plane bombed FATA, killing 14 persons. However, these are clear indications that the United States has revised its strategy for Afghanistan by including Pakistan's tribal regions without bothering for the security of Pakistan. In fact, due to its failed adventure in coping with the Afghan Taliban, US has already made itself insecure as ambush assaults and suicide attacks continue on the Afghan and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Now by ignoring the dangers of its new strategy to directly strike Pakistan's tribal regions, Washington is challenging the security of our country, thus making itself more insecure in turn. This is of particular attention that renowned power-theorists, Morgenthau, Waltz and Kissinger see international relations as constituting a search for security in the world where there is no super agency to impose law, and where maximization of power is the only route to state security. This is because of this reason that America and its allies of War On Terror want security only for themselves, and seek to guarantee it through lethal force. Intermittently, heavy aerial bombardment and ground shelling by their forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and inside Pakistani border, might be cited as an example. A similar pattern of state terrorism could be noted in case of Palestine, Kashmir, Somalia etc. On the other side, those fighting against the imperialist powers through ambush rocket attacks and suicide bombers have broken the myth of old model of power-based security which only safeguards the interest of the US-led western countries at the cost of the small states. In this context, particularly Pakistan along with other weak states has already been facing multifaceted crises owing to its support to Washington. This triggered a wave of suicide attacks in the country, targeting law-enforcement agencies coupled with a continuous battle with the militants in the NWFP. At the same time, the elected regime concluded agreements with the militants of the tribal areas and terrorist attacks had minimized to a greater extent. But the US which opposed these deals intensified its air strikes in FATA. It will certainly result into more unity among the elected government, security forces and the public, consequently causing massive hostility and resistance against Americans. In the present era of globalization, there is a direct relationship between internal and external security. If America intends to convert Pakistan into a "failed state" by causing instability, it is, in fact, creating external insecurity which is likely to further harm its larger geo-political and economic interests at regional and global level.   In the aftermath of 9/11, western thinktanks have recognized inter-relationship between economics, politics and terrorism. They agree in light of the US failed strategy that religious fanaticism and stiff resistance of militants are linked to political and economic injustices. Taking cognizance of this fact, America must abandon its military strategy. Washington should also favour peace deals with the militants not only in Pakistan but also in Afghanistan where growing lawlessness is causing more terrorism. As regards the problem of Pak-US security, perhaps Washington has failed to recognize that security is a two-way traffic. If America needs security, Pakistan also wants the same. Security cannot be obtained by endangering the security of our country. The writer is a foreign affairs analyst. E-mail: