September 13, 2008 ☼ Afghanistan ☼ army ☼ Aside ☼ FATA ☼ FATWAT ☼ military ☼ NWFP ☼ Pakistan ☼ United States
This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.
Bruce Loudon of The Australian reports that the Pakistani army’s corps commanders have ordered their troops to retaliate against US troops crossing over into their territory.
What amounts to a dramatic order to “kill the invaders”, as one senior officer put it last night, was disclosed after the commanders—who control the army’s deployments at divisional level—met at their headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi under the chairmanship of army chief and former ISI spy agency boss Ashfaq Kayani.[The Australian]
That is something if at all it is true. No other major news sources are reporting this, and there is no official announcement to this effect. So the dramatic order might have been intended for purposes of drama. In any case, these orders are not too useful against Predator strikes.
But it will be interesting to see what happens the next time US special forces conduct a raid into Pakistani territory.
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