Is Pakistan Really an Ally to the U.S.?
Pakistan's special intelligence was behind the September 10th attacks in Kabul that killed five Afghans, according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen. Mullen went on to say "the U.S. will not sit idly by and watch as Pakistan provides support and safe haven for terror groups that cross into Afghanistan and attack U.S. troops." Similarly, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta responded
by saying Pakistan should be prepared for the U.S. to take action.
The relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan has suffered since Usama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May, prompting some U.S. lawmakers to lobby for new legislation: Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) has introduced a bill that would cut off aid to Pakistan.