The End of the US-Pakistan Security Partnership?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pakistani protesters carry national flags during a demonstration in Islamabad on December 8, 2011 against the cross-border NATO air strike on Pakistani troops. (AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Since a NATO airstrike on November 26 accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at two military check points along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the United States has had a difficult time maintaining its already strained relationship with Pakistan. "We’ve closed the chapter on the post-9/11 period," an anonymous senior United States official was quoted telling The New York Times. "Pakistan has told us very clearly that they are re-evaluating the entire relationship." 

Eric Schmitt, terrorism correspondent for The New York Times, takes a look at the current state and future of the United States' military partnership with Pakistan.

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