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Citing U.S. and Pakistani officials, the Times reported on its website that General Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, met Pakistani military chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday and urged that Pakistan hasten the start of a military offensive against the Taliban and al Qaeda in North Waziristan.
Officials with knowledge of the visit who spoke on the condition of anonymity characterized Washington's ramped up pressure as a sharp turnaround from the Obama administration's relatively restrained approach of encouragement in recent months, the Times reported.