US ‘nearly completes’ troop drawdown in Pakistan

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  1. Blackwater

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    ISLAMABAD: The United States said Friday that it had nearly completed a drawdown in military personnel from Pakistan as demanded by Islamabad when relations plummeted over the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    Vice Admiral Michael LeFever, US defence representative in Pakistan, made the announcement in a statement released by the US embassy in Islamabad, but left the door open to future security assistance.

    “We recently received a written request from the government of Pakistan to reduce the number of US military personnel here and we have nearly completed that reduction,” said LeFever.

    “We’ve been honoured to partner with the Pakistan military and we believe our service members here provide excellent support to Pakistan’s military in the fight against violent extremists.” US officials in Islamabad have declined to put a number on the reduction but a Pakistani security official previously told AFP it would leave fewer than 40 out of “130 trainers and technical support”.

    On Thursday, Pakistan’s military said it had “drastically cut down the strength of US troops” stationed in the country and insisted it had only accepted US training on new weapons and for the paramilitary Frontier Corps.

    The embassy quoted LeFever as saying that when Islamabad requests assistance, the United States remains ready to help.

    US ‘nearly completes’ troop drawdown in Pakistan | Pakistan | DAWN.COM
     
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    hahaha what about private army like me i.e blackwater and others who is more than 10,000 in pak land
     
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    its a mere lip service!

    the country runs on hand outs by uncle (Sam), Daddy (KSA) and friend (China), and they cant be annoyed!
     

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