Pakistan and the USA Military Differences
It's quite diverse how media reports can be perceived and received. For instance, in a Voice of America news dispatch, President Musharraf of Pakistan seems to take offense of America's offer to send American soldiers into Pakistan to chase terrorists.
President Musharraf quickly rejected any notion that his government would accept an offer from Washington to send U.S. combat troops into parts of Pakistan to help fight extremists.
In contrast with a report in the Washington Post, where the Pentagon is "ready, willing, and able to send U.S. troops
Gates and Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left little doubt yesterday that they believe U.S. troops -- whether in combat or as trainers -- can bolster the efforts of Pakistan's military in the rugged and lawless Federally Administered Tribal Areas,
Then of course, what one reads and hears in news dispatches could mean two different things. For instance, in an earlier December 26, 2007 report in the Washington Post by reporter William H. Arkin.
to Pentagon sources, reaching a different agreement with Pakistan
became a priority for the new head of the U.S. Special Operations
Command, Adm. Eric T. Olson. Olson visited Pakistan in August, November
and again this month, meeting with Pakistani President Pervez
Musharraf, Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen.
Tariq Majid and Lt. Gen. Muhammad Masood Aslam, commander of the
military and paramilitary troops in northwest Pakistan. Olson also
visited the headquarters of the Frontier Corps, a separate paramilitary
force recruited from Pakistan's border tribes.
Now, a new agreement, reported when it was still being negotiated
last month, has been finalized. And the first U.S. personnel could be
on the ground in Pakistan by early in the new year, according to