12 Jun '12, 2pm

Panetta on Pakistan - Thomas Joscelyn on Pakistan's continuous support of jihadist groups

During a trip to Afghanistan last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta chastised Pakistan for its ongoing support for the Haqqani Network - an insurgency organization that is closely tied to al Qaeda. The Haqqani Network has long been a proxy of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISID), which has denied American requests to limit the insurgents' operations. The Pakistani-backed Haqqanis have even been brazen enough to launch attacks on the American embassy in Kabul. With respect to the ISID-Haqqani relationship, Panetta warned: "[W]e are reaching the limits of our patience." Panetta complained, according to the Associated Press , that Pakistan allows "terrorists to use their country as a safety net in order to conduct their attacks on our forces." Despite US protests "time and time again" against Pakistan's loyalty to the Haqqanis and Panetta's promise ...

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