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US remains cold on Pakistani Predator push

4th March 2009 - 08:58 GMT | by in Sydney


The United States remains cold on a push from Pakistan for the release of advanced unmanned air systems, including the General Atomics Predator A, to the insurgency wracked country as part of ongoing military assistance efforts.

Head of the US joint chiefs of staff ADM Michael Mullen acknowledges Pakistan is seeking UAS capabilities but says other options on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support are currently being explored by the Pentagon.

Addressing a Pentagon press briefing 26 February, Mullen said that the US remains committed to helping Pakistan counter insurgency in its northwestern provinces.

He said the US will continue to

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