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Pakistan's anti-terror operations reduce terrorism: US intel chief

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    Pakistan's anti-terror operations reduce terrorism: US intel chief


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    WASHINGTON: Director US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Lt Gen Robert P Ashley has said that Pakistan's counter-insurgency operations and border management efforts have reduced the menace of terrorism in the country.

    Lt Gen Robert P Ashley was addressing at the US Senate Armed Services Committee on the Worldwide Threat Assessment hearing at Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

    During his address, he highlighted Pakistan’s sincere efforts to tackle the menace of terrorism, Ashley added that Islamabad is likely to proceed with its counter-insurgency operations and border management efforts along its western border while sustaining counter-terrorism and paramilitary operations throughout the country.

    Recognizing Pakistan's sacrifices, Ashley said; "These efforts of Islamabad have had some success in reducing violence from militant, sectarian, terrorist, and separatist groups, but Pakistan will look to the United States and the Afghan government for support against anti-Pakistan fighters in Afghanistan."

    Despite all these efforts to contain militancy on its soil, Pakistan will look to the United States and the Afghan government for support against anti-Pakistan fighters in Afghanistan, the general deposed.

    Ashley also addressed a number of challenges and competitors the US faces, including North Korea, China, Russia, and Iran.

    On his assessment over South Asia, Gen Ashley stated: "Continued exchange of heavy fire between Indian and Pakistani forces along the Line of Control poses a risk of inadvertent or gradual escalation of hostilities.
    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/289255-terrorism-reduced-in-pakistan-says-director-us-dia
     
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    We don't need your affirmation or refute. Let us live peacefully ☮️ and away from your terrorism.
     
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    So clearly he is accepting that, USA needs to do more in order to see real results.
     
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    Not exactly. In Pakistan the money the military wants, it gets. In the U.S., Congress determines what the military can spend money on, so the Defense Department sort of prints a menu and then generals and other officials have to argue before Congress about what it should order.

    In other words, here the general is arguing that one of the reasons Congress should at least maintain funding for U.S. efforts in Afghanistan is because Pakistan needs them to aid in Pakistan's battle against the TTP, ISIS, etc., so it's in the general's interest to portray Pakistani efforts as rosy and worthy as possible.

    Whether the general speaking or senators listening actually believe that is another matter...
     
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    you tried very hard,

    Gen. said it in a very sort and simple words, no technical words used.
     
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    A simple "thank you" would be far more appropriate.
     
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    Gen. is testifying under oath and very clearly admitting Pakistan's sincere efforts and successes, and the fact that without USA and Afghan actions peace could not be achieved.
    He is admitting USA and Afghan failure to cooperate with Pakistan.

    His statement clearly shows that, he is appreciative and thankful of Pakistani actions and further more he is asking US Govt. to do more, as Pakistan is asking.

    Now, Please say Thanks to Pakistan and do more.
     
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