Saturday, April 30, 2011

ISI and Pakistan Military not Happy with Patraeus' New Job

According to certain reports, Pakistan's armed forces and ISI are not happy with the appointment of Patraeus as CIA chief. Patraeus is know for his opposition for Pakistan, and he accuses Pakistani intelligence agency for open cooperation with Taliban and specially Haqqani group. 

It is also claimed that the increase in drone attacks in recent days is just because of Patraeus' insistence. Patraeus is not reckoned as a friend among Pakistani military leadership.

General David Patraeus' is going to take charge as the new CIA chief , in September 2011. Given the recent past of Patraeus, it is very easy to see that CIA will now focus mainly on Pakistan and Afghanistan. And according to certain reports , General Patraeus will fight his third war in Pakistan.

Patraeus has been involved in the war since 2007, when President Bush made him the commander of forces in Islamabad.

Patraeus is now commanding forces in Afghanistan , and it is because of his knowledge of the regions , that he is made CIA chief. Furthermore, being the commander of forces in Afghanistan, he must have a vision for what military has to achieve there, and what are the impediments in achieving these aims.

General Patraeus is known to have basic differences with CIA on the priorities. CIA mostly targets AL Qaeda , and don't have the knowledge of Taliban. On the other hand , being an Army Commander, he had to deal with Taliban all the time, and this had given him opportunity to know a lot about the enemy.

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