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Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy
The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra

Posted on 12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST by Jyotishi

Edited on 12/04/2016 2:31:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.

New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; alqaeda; arab; binladen; centcom; cia; india; iran; mattis; nato; obama; osama; pakistan; sunni; taliban; trump; uae

1 posted on 12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

THAT was his job at CENTCOM. A big part of an area joint commander’s job is diplomatic. Besides, the Pakistanis in all likelihood allowed that strike to come thru at some level.


2 posted on 12/04/2016 8:36:03 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: Jyotishi

Sounds like he has more statesman qualities than Hillary and Johnny ever dreamed of.


3 posted on 12/04/2016 8:39:07 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Jyotishi

Sounds like Mattis has his head screwed on straight - a rarity in Obama’s decrepit and incompetent administration. In fact, Mattis was so competent and able on behalf of America, that Obama had to fire him.


4 posted on 12/04/2016 8:40:27 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jyotishi

This must be why NPR has spoken so glowingly of him all week.


5 posted on 12/04/2016 9:44:45 AM PST by XEHRpa
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To: Jyotishi

If true, the Pakistanis will keep taking us for a ride!


6 posted on 12/04/2016 8:30:51 PM PST by mikeIII
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To: mikeIII

The latest:

US defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan - December 3, 2016

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-defence-bill-pledges-900-million-to-Pakistan/articleshow/55768764.cms


7 posted on 12/05/2016 1:27:28 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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