2,629. 9/15/2001

“In intensive talks here [Pakistan] and in Washington over the last 72 hours, American officials have demanded that Pakistan agree if necessary to allow American ground troops and special forces units to operate from this country, senior officials said. Pakistan’s ruling generals have also been told that they must allow Pakistan’s airspace and its military airfields, as well as its powerful military intelligence apparatus, to be used for attacks against targets in Afghanistan that appear to be under review in Washington.”

 – John F. Burns, “U.S. Demands Air and Land Access to Pakistan,” The New York Times, Sep. 15, 2001

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