Monday, June 15, 2009

Petraeus Sees Pakistan Resolve to Defeat Taliban

The U.S. commander responsible for American military operations in South Asia and the Middle East says an emboldened Taliban poses a true threat to Pakistan.

General David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, says there is a growing awareness throughout Pakistan the Taliban militants must be stopped.

During an appearance on the Fox News Sunday television program, he said the nation has been galvanized."

There is a degree of unanimity that there must be swift and effective action taken against the Taliban in Pakistan," he said.

Pakistani President Zardari says his country's commitment is sound. But he says the Taliban threat goes beyond Pakistan, and should be a worldwide concern.

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