Saturday, May 29, 2010

Options For U.S. Military Strikes Into Pakistan Are Now Being Considered

The border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Options Studied For a Possible Pakistan Strike -- Washington Post

The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country's tribal areas, according to senior military officials.

Ties between the alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, and elements of the Pakistani Taliban have sharpened the Obama administration's need for retaliatory options, the officials said. They stressed that a U.S. reprisal would be contemplated only under extreme circumstances, such as a catastrophic attack that leaves President Obama convinced that the ongoing campaign of CIA drone strikes is insufficient.

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My Comment: This has just risen the "tension level" between the U.S. and Pakistan appreciably.

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