WASHINGTON: US military and intelligence officials are so frustrated with Pakistan’s failure to stop local militant groups from attacking Americans in neighboring Afghanistan that they have considered launching secret joint US-Afghan commando raids into Pakistan to hunt them down, officials told The Associated Press. ….
ISLAMABAD: The US has refused to assure that it would not repeat Abbottabad-like unilateral operation in Pakistan, Geo News reported on Thursday.
The special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman in an exclusive talk with the Editor of The News Muhammad Malick said no Pakistan authority had ever demanded to ink a formal agreement with the US on war on terror.
Marc Grossman, who arrived in Pakistan today, held meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, DG ISI Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha.
Refusing to give any solid assurance on not repeating Abbottabad-style unilateral raid in Pakistan, Grossman said the US was broadening the network of cooperation with Pakistan so that there is minimum possibility of a unilateral action in future.
He said it would not be possible to make a joint decision on the transfer of drone technology or raids.
Courtesy: THE NEWS
US seeking to expand raids into Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Top US military commanders in Afghanistan are seeking to expand ground raids by Special Operations Forces across the border in Pakistan’s tribal areas, The New York Times reported Monday.
Amid growing US frustration with Pakistan’s lackluster efforts at removing militants from strongholds there, the officials are proposing to escalate military activities in the nuclear-armed nation, the Times said in its online edition.
US forces have been largely restricted to limited covert operations and unmanned drone strikes in Pakistan due to fears of retaliation from a population that often holds strong anti-American sentiment in a country rife with militants.
Even these limited operations have provoked angry reactions from Pakistani officials. The drones are believed to be largely operated by the CIA.
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