US deploys troop advisers in Pakistan


Note that the article mentions building a base — does this sound temporary? Retired Pakistani military leader and director-general of Pakistan’s ISI, General Hamid Gul, recently told AKI “American commandoes will be sent [to Pakistan] through private [security] contracting firms like Blackwater and they will supervise the whole operation,” said Gul referring to Blackwater.” So, when the term ‘military advisers’ is used, think Blackwater. These are private contractors, folks. War is big business. — PID

The New York Times reported that the US may spend more than $US400 million ($430 million) to enhance the Frontier Corps, including building a base near Peshawar.

Mar 5, 2008 (THE AUSTRALIAN) — The US will send a squad of military advisers to Pakistan to train soldiers fighting militants in the country’s restive tribal areas. After weeks of negotiations between the US and Pakistan’s new army chief of staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, President Pervez Musharraf has agreed to accept troops to train soldiers in counter-insurgency operations. Full Report