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US apologizes for airstrike; Pakistan supply lines reopen

Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized to Pakistan for the deaths of two dozen Pakistani soldiers after a cross-border engagement near Afghanistan's Kunar province and Pakistan's Mohmand tribal agency on Nov. 26, 2011. The apology is interpreted as a factor for the recent reopening of US supply routes through Pakistan. An analyst with the Wall Street Journal NewsHub reviews the cost savings and politics surrounding the reestablishment of the supply lines prior to US withdrawal.

For more information, see Threat Matrix: Pakistan reopens NATO supply route after US apology.



READER COMMENTS: "US apologizes for airstrike; Pakistan supply lines reopen "

Posted by ArneFufkin at July 5, 2012 4:34 PM ET:

If cynical diplomacy get our troops the supplies they need expeditiously and economically I'm all for it.

Posted by Ghost Soldier at July 5, 2012 10:14 PM ET:

Not once has Pakistan apologized for the teeming hordes of TTP militants streaming into Kunar to attack US and Afghan troops.

Check out Sarkani, Marawarah, Khas Kunar, and Dangam districts and their problems with both indirect fire being shot from Pakistan and the Pakistani militants attacking inside those districts.

Pakistan's government is a paranoid group obsessed with India. They're nearly all suffering from paranoid delusions about the world... whether it's India, the US, or Jewish people.

Pakistan can rot.