The public accusation added to tensions in America’s relationship with Pakistan, which plummeted to a new low this year as Pakistan arrested a C.I.A. contractor and American commandoes killed Osama bin Laden deep inside the country in May.
The Obama administration decided to take a harder line with Pakistan in a meeting at the White House on Sept. 29 in the wake of a 19-hour assault on the American Embassy in Kabul by heavily armed insurgents linked to the Haqqani network.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton;
the United States would act unilaterally if necessary to attack extremist groups that use the country as a haven to kill Americans.
“This is a time for clarity,” Mrs. Clinton declared in Kabul, Afghanistan,
“No one should be in any way mistaken about allowing this to continue without paying a very big price.”Read more at www.nytimes.com