In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the latest from Washington DC about the attack by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) helicopters that killed at least 24 security personnel and injured 12 soldiers on a Pakistani check post on the Pak-Afghan border.
Huma Imtiaz, The Express Tribune‘s correspondent based in Washington DC discusses the impact this attack has had in DC. She says although this has been one of the worst years for Pakistan-US relations, this incident makes matters much worse.
In terms of balance of power between the two nations, Imtiaz says Pakistan now has the upper hand and will require a lot of convincing to come back to the negotiating table. The rare joint statement issued by US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have offered “deepest condolences” and said they backed “Nato’s intention to investigate immediately.”
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