Clinton defends U.S. efforts to talk with terrorists

House members insist Pakistan must be supportive for approach to succeed

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“If insurgents cannot meet those red lines, they will face continued and unrelenting assault,” she warned.

The Haqqani Network, led by Sirajuddin Haqqani, occupies safe havens in Pakistans North Waziristan agency, which abuts Afghanistan.

U.S. officials say the Haqqani network is supported by elements in Pakistans military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee in September that the Haqqani network “acts as a veritable arm” of the ISI.

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.

 

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