US Centcom: Military chiefs satisfied with intelligence ties

Top military officials yet to overcome differences on a full-scale military offensive in North Waziristan.


Express June 07, 2011

ISLAMABAD:


Top military officials from Pakistan and the US have expressed ‘satisfaction’ with the resumption of intelligence sharing between their countries’ premier intelligence agencies to hunt down ‘high-value targets’ but have yet to overcome their differences on a full-scale military offensive in North Waziristan.


US Central Command (Centcom) Commander General James N Mattis held talks with Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee  General Khalid Shameem Wynne at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday to discuss a host of issues concerning ties between the two countries and the regional situation, according to a brief statement issued by the ISPR.

General Mattis could not meet Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who was in Quetta, said a military official requesting anonymity.

The official said General Mattis and General Wynne reviewed the situation following the visit last month by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm Mike Mullen.

“They (Mattis and Wynne) expressed satisfaction over the revival of intelligence cooperation between the two countries,” the official said.





Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2011.

COMMENTS (9)

Hedgefunder | 11 years ago | Reply @Sultan Hijazi: Where does it say, that Kayani held this particular meeting??? Read the article, first please properly, and than comment! Anyway the newspaper you have quated is infact one of the worst for reporting the actual facts so please don't patronise them either!!!! Lastly before you start about me being on payroll of this publication, i can assure you not and I have no personal interests with any publications in Pakistan.
Sultan Hijazi | 11 years ago | Reply Your false reporting has been exposed here: Military rejects reports of Kayani, Mattis meeting http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Regional/Islamabad/08-Jun-2011/No-Kayani-Mattis--meeting-held
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