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The United States will have to consider all options "including defending our troops" in confronting Pakistani support for militant networks fighting U.S. soldiers in the region, a senator said on Sunday.
"We need to put Pakistan on notice," Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican member of the Armed Services Committee said on "Fox News Sunday."
"It destabilizes Afghanistan. They're killing American soldiers. If they continue to embrace terrorism as part of their national strategy we're going to have to put all options on the table, including defending our troops."
The senator did not elaborate on what U.S. military action he would advocate if the situation did not change.
The network's founder is Jalaluddin Haqqani, an Afghan guerrilla leader bankrolled by the United States to fight Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s and now based with his family in Pakistan.
Originally posted by redrose123
reply to post by Vitchilo
Personally I think its time to arrest all these pieces of trash. All they think about is more killing and bankrupting the American people. I can remember the time that it was said. Put a Democrat in office and get a war. Put a Republican in office and get a depression. Shows how things have changed. Put either side in Office you get a war and a depression. Get the entire lot rounded up and haqve some trials.
For a lack of a better term, I don't think they have the balls
Originally posted by kyred
Graham served in the U.S.Air Force from 1982 to 1988.
He has since served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Was called to active duty during the Gulf War at McEntire Air National Guard Station in Eastover, South Carolina, instructing departing pilots on the laws of war
Served on active duty in Iraq during April and also two weeks in August 2007.
Served in Afghanistan during the August 2009 Senate recess.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Lindsey, what about, you cut all funding to Pakistan and withdraw troops from Afghanistan
Pakistan's military will not take action against a militant group Washington blames for an attack against its embassy in Kabul, despite mounting American pressure to do so, a Pakistani newspaper reported on Monday.
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt.Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha left for Saudi Arabia on Monday after Pakistan-U.S. ties was strained over the U. S. accusation that ISI supported Haqqani network in recent attacks on U.S. targets in Afghanistan, local media reported.
Top military commanders met on Sunday to propose the visit to Saudi Arabia by the ISI chief to brief Saudi leaders on the Pakistan-U.S. tension, reports said..
Beijing is sending a senior politician for talks Monday with President Asif Ali Zardari, two days after the Chinese foreign ministry warned the U.S. to respect Pakistan’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity.”