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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 08:48 AM
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Pakistan’s top military officials are worried about militant collaborators in their ranks
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Pakistan’s top military officials are worried about militant collaborators in their ranks

By Karin Brulliard, Published: May 27
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Embarrassed by the Osama bin Laden raid and by a series of insurgent attacks on high-security sites, top Pakistani military officials are increasingly concerned that their ranks are penetrated by Islamists who are aiding militants in a campaign against the state.

Those worries have grown especially acute since the killing of bin Laden less than a mile from a prestigious military academy. This week’s naval base infiltration by heavily armed insurgents in Karachi — an attack widely believed to have required inside help — has only deepened fears, military officials said.

Pakistan’s army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, who like the civilian government has publicly expressed anger over the secret U.S. raid, was so shaken by the discovery of bin Laden that he told U.S. officials in a recent meeting that his first priority was “bringing our house in order,” according to a senior Pakistani intelligence official, citing personal conversations with Kayani.

“We are under attack, and the attackers are getting highly confidential information about their targets,” said the official, who, like others, would speak only on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-11 10:03 PM
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1. The light dawns, eh? nt
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