Defence Secretary Robert Gates and Adm Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have declared that they are going to change gears regarding the role of Pakistan in the war against terror, and to meet their objectives they would adopt every overt and covert means, and that practically means an open war in the Pakistani areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), bordering Afghanistan.
The U.S. military, faced with rising insurgent violence in Afghanistan, will revise its strategy for region to include militant safe havens in neighboring Pakistan, and now they are reversing their focus from Iraq to the Afghanistan, and as Iraq has been thoroughly destructed, and the oil is captured, now all the watering mouths of US are on mineral rich and strategically important Afghanistan and the FATA area.
United States is also giving the lollipop of multi-year package for economic development of Pakistan.They are saying that they have taken the new government in confidence and will work hand in hand with them. These statements are so reminiscent of the evil Musharraf era, when the same things were happening.
United States changes strategy, but the strategy of our elected representatives is the same as ever. They are still coward beggars.