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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday warned the United States would retaliate against insurgents based in Pakistan blamed for staging a dramatic attack in the Afghan capital.
A day after a 19-hour assault staged near the US embassy and NATO headquarters, Panetta expressed frustration that the Pakistani government has so far failed to crack down on Haqqani network militants that Washington suspects carried out Tuesday's attack.
"I'm not going to talk about how we're going to respond. I'll just let you know that we're not going to allow these kinds of attacks to go on," he said.
The 19-hour Taliban assault on Kabul turned the city's most heavily secured district into a battle zone. Fifteen people were killed and six foreign troops wounded in the attack.
Before the Kabul attack, the US military blamed the Haqqani militants for a truck bombing on Saturday against a NATO base in Wardak province that wounded 77 American troops.
I was just thinking the same thing. Is there anything else, anything at all this White House or Congress can do to further inflame a region that is already sitting atop a powder keg? Surely there is a room full of people coming up with new ideas because they keep finding new ways on a regular basis.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
reply to post by Vitchilo
Pakistan insurgents, Israel and Turkey posturing at one another, Palestine bidding to be a recognized country in the UN.
This is starting to get kind of worrying :/