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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pakistan Issues More Than Three Dozen Visas to CIA Officers

yeah that will help, how about Pakistan just goes after the Taliban and Al Qaida along with us? that would be the smart thing to do.

Pakistan has issued more than three dozen visas to CIA officers as part of confidence-building measures following the U.S. raid that killed Al Qaeda chief Usama bin Laden and humiliated Pakistan, officials from both countries said Wednesday.

U.S. officials confirmed the move, saying it was viewed as a positive sign after weeks of what the U.S. had perceived as foot-dragging by Pakistan. The U.S. officials added that not all the visas requested by the Americans have yet been handed out.

U.S. and Pakistani officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.

The visas are part of an agreement to rebuild counterterrorism efforts damaged by fallout from the secret bin Laden raid in Pakistan. The CIA officers would be part of an expanded joint counterterrorism force in Pakistan focused on hunting terrorism suspects.

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