|US Military Not Welcome in Pakistan|
06/01/2008 The Pakistani military reacted angrily Sunday to reports that US President George W. Bush is considering covert military operations in the country's volatile tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
Sun, 06 Jan 2008 14:48:30
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry described the recent US report over the expansion of CIA authority in Pakistan as 'speculative', adding that Islamabad will not allow the US forces to operate inside Pakistan's tribal regions, which border Afghanistan, AP reported.
Islamabad's reaction comes after New York Times reported that senior US officials aim to loose reins on the CIA in order to counter the mounting threat of al-Qaeda and Taliban in northwestern Pakistan.
The move has been opposed by some US State Department officials who argue that the US-led military operations in Pakistan near the Afghan border could foment a powerful backlash and thus do more harm than good.