Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mullen Purposely Exaggerated Pakistan Ties to Haqqani

Admiral Mike Mullen’s allegations of Pakistani-Haqqani collusion may have been knowingly inaccurate

by John Glaser, Antiwar.com,  September 28, 2011
Admiral Mike Mullen’s speech to lawmakers last week accusing Pakistan’s intelligence service of colluding with the Haqqani insurgent group was inaccurate and overstated, according to anonymous officials speaking with the Washington Post.

A senior Pentagon official with access to intelligence files on Pakistan said Mullen’s language “overstates the case,” because there is little evidence of direct control or cooperation with the Haqqanis. Mullen suggested otherwise and cited the recent 20-hour attack on the US Embassy in Kabul as a case in point.

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