Skip to comments.Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy
Posted on 12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST by JyotishiEdited 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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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.
Sounds like he has more statesman qualities than Hillary and Johnny ever dreamed of.
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.
This must be why NPR has spoken so glowingly of him all week.
If true, the Pakistanis will keep taking us for a ride!
US defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan - December 3, 2016
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