04 Oct '17, 3pm

Pakistan's intelligence service 'has connections with terrorist groups' | FDD's Long War Journal

During a hearing yesterday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff said that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) continues to support terrorist groups. Despite this announcement, Dunford and Secretary of Defense James Mattis remain hopeful that the US can rein in the rogue nation. Mattis and Dunford placed all of the blame for Pakistan’s support of terrorist groups on the ISI, and essentially absolved Pakistan’s government and the military of any responsibility for both incubating and supporting regional and global jihadist organizations. When asked if “the ISI is still helping the Taliban,” Dunford responded that “it’s clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups.” Mattis also noted Pakistan’s complicity with terrorist attacks in South Asia. “Pakistan has a c...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/10/pakistans...

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