Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pakistan Falsely Considers India its Top Enemy, General Martin Dempsey

WASHINGTON: The New US Chief Nominee, General Martin Dempsey, said that the war partner Pakistan falsely considered India to be its top enemy, he vowed to press Pakistan to rein in extremists.

General Martin Dempsey, answering questions from senators at his confirmation hearing, “As you know, they persist in the idea that India poses an existential threat to their existence while the terrorists that operate with some impunity in North West Frontier Province and FATA are less of a threat to them, and therefore they allocate their resources accordingly,” he said, referring to two parts of Pakistan.

Dempsey told the Senate Armed Forces Committee that he will “continue to work with Pakistan to reduce the safe haven on the (Pakistan-Afghanistan) border.”

Dempsey, who led troops through insurgency in Iraq, was nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Admiral Mike Mullen as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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