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U.S. ready to fight militants with Pakistani troops

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posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 07:34 AM
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U.S. ready to fight militants with Pakistani troops


today.reuters .com

"We remain ready, willing and able to assist the Pakistanis and to partner with them, to provide additional training, to conduct joint operations, should they desire to do so," Gates told reporters at the Pentagon.

The United States, waging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan against Islamist militants that have strained its military, is increasingly concerned about the rise of insurgents in Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Those areas have become safe havens for Taliban and al Qaeda militants, according to U.S. officials.
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posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 07:34 AM
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Is this the first open steps to be taken by the US to create a indefinite troop presence in Pakistan? After the US's active influencing of Bhutto to return to Pakistan, her assassination, the subsequent turmoil, and all the hype about a destabilized nuclear country I can't help but wonder if this is just the next step in a plan to covertly invade an occupy another nation.

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