The Chicago Tribune, 27 May 2011
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27 mai 2011
David S. Cloud
"Reporting from Washington In a clear sign of Pakistan's
deepening mistrust of the United States, Islamabad
has told the Obama
administration to reduce the number of U.S. troops in the country and has moved to close three military intelligence liaison centers, setting back American efforts to eliminate insurgent sanctuaries in largely lawless areas bordering Afghanistan
, U.S. officials said.
"The liaison centers, also known as intelligence fusion cells, in Quetta and Peshawar are the main conduits for the United States to share satellite imagery, target data and other intelligence with Pakistani ground forces conducting operations against militants, including Taliban
fighters who slip into Afghanistan to attack U.S. and allied forces.
"U.S. special operations units have relied on the three facilities, two in Peshawar and one in Quetta, to help coordinate operations on both sides of the border, senior U.S. officials said. The U.S. units are now being withdrawn from all three sites, the officials said, and the centers are being shut down."