Pakistan army ordered to hit back US forces
Though Sarah Palin seems to be unaware that it's occuring, the US has been undertaking raids into sovereign Pakistan territory from Afghanistan, without the approval of the Pakistan government. With a new president just taking office in the country, the timing of this is very politically sensitive. Now there are reports surfacing that Pakistani troops are mobilizing to confront US troops of they continue the unauthorized raids.
The Pakistani Army has been given orders to retaliate against any unilateral strike by the Afghanistan-based US troops inside the country.
Army Spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas confirmed the orders in a brief interview with Geo News on late Thursday night.
The decision was made on the first day of the two-day meeting of Pakistan's top military commanders to discuss the US coalition's ground and air assault in Waziristan region which killed dozens of civilians.
Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani chaired the meeting which began in Rawalpindi on Thursday at the Army General Headquarters.
Pakistan's military commanders expressed their determination to defend the country's borders without allowing any external forces to conduct operations inside the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, sources said.