7,724. 5/5/2011

Following the May 2, 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, on “May 5, after meeting with his nine top generals, called the Corps Commanders, [General Ashfaq Parvez] Kayani issued a blistering statement. Calling the raid ‘a misadventure,’ he said that ‘any similar action violating the sovereignty of Pakistan will warrant a review on the level of military/intelligence cooperation with the United States.’ He would immediately reduce ‘to the minimum essential’ the number of U.S. military trainers, contractors, and CIA personnel in the country. He ignored the issue of Bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan and instead made paramount the issue of the breach of Pakistan’s sovereignty; he and other generals wanted to protect Pakistan’s honor.”

 – Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan on the Brink, Pages 8-9

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