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Pakistan Gives China Look At Downed US Helicopter

From The Financial Times:

“The US now has information that Pakistan, particularly the ISI, gave access to the Chinese military to the downed helicopter in Abbottabad,” said one person in intelligence circles, referring to the Pakistani spy agency. The Chinese engineers were allowed to survey the wreckage and take photographs of it, as well as take samples of the special “stealth” skin that allowed the American team to enter Pakistan undetected by radar, he said.

Despite brave words on both sides, the US-Pakistan alliance is dying a slow and painful death.  Some Pakistanis in the military and the ISI think the US has made a strategic choice for India and can no longer help Pakistan with its key objectives.  The Obama administration cannot kick this can down the road forever; the US must develop a policy for south and central Asia which assumes Pakistani hostility to most of our key objectives.

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  • vanderleun

    “… and can no longer help Pakistan with its key objectives.”

    Since self-obliteration seems to be at the top of the objectives list, that’s probably true. (Or not if they really push it.)

  • Corlyss

    “The US now has information that Pakistan, particularly the ISI, gave access to the Chinese military to the downed helicopter in Abbottabad.”

    Crikey! Where’s the FT been since May? That was reported on Fox News Special Report by within 10 days of the op’s conclusion! What were they waiting for? ISI confirmation?

  • Brett R Gill

    So who cares! All of the countries with big military budgets reverse engineer each others equipment as soon as it’s being used. Every country can find someone with access to one to buy.

  • Anthony

    I would have assumed anyway that Chinese spies had seen the working plans for the stealth helicopter even before the first one was built.

  • Winston Lake

    Maybe if they weren’t flying around executing unarmed foreign nationals without benefit of trial, they might not have left their broken toys lying about for other people to play with.

  • Josy

    Author’s assumption that it is in the best interest of USA to keep the alliance with Pakistan is outdated, absurd and laughable. USA has been spending billions and billions since Pakistan’s birth. There was no reciprocation with sincerity other than deception and blackmail. In the earlier time we needed them to spy on USSR from their territory. That is no more the case. We used Pakistan as a tool to destabilize India. We don’t need to do that, because it proved that India is a trust worthy Nation unlike Pakistan. If we haven’t learned from our 65 years of Pakistan’s history we should be ashamed of ourselves. If anybody argue that we need Pakistan to fight against radical Islam, it is wrong. Pakistan itself created the Taliban and using it as a pawn to black mail USA and lure Billions. It is their survival strategy. If we fall for that; history will blame us not anybody else.

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