Congress Getting Frustrated With Pakistan As A War Ally -- Washington Times
Casualties, stalls, protests create discord.
The closure of a key supply route for coalition forces in Afghanistan, a spate of attacks on NATO fuel tankers and criticism of U.S. drone strikes are fueling frustration in Congress over Pakistan's performance as an ally in the war against militants.
The importance of Pakistan's role was underscored last week when Islamabad protested an incursion by a NATO helicopter that killed three Pakistani soldiers by shutting off a supply route for coalition troops in Afghanistan.
Worried that this action could hurt the effort in Afghanistan, U.S. officials and lawmakers are pressing the Pakistanis to reopen the Torkham Gate route.
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