Top-secret U.S. intelligence files show new levels of distrust of Pakistan

Ahud1

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Top-secret U.S. intelligence files show new levels of distrust of Pakistan

By Greg Miller, Craig Whitlock and Barton Gellman, Published: September 3The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaeda, North Korea and Iran. But top-secret budget documents reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan.


No other nation draws as much scrutiny across so many categories of national security concern.



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Pakistani security guards stand alert outside the U.S. consulate in Lahore on Aug. 12, 2013. The U.S. intelligence community’s “black budget” shows that the United States has ramped up its surveillance of Pakistan’s nuclear arms.






A 178-page summary of the U.S. intelligence community’s “black budget” shows that the United States has ramped up its surveillance of Pakistan’s nuclear arms, cites previously undisclosed concerns about biological and chemical sites there, and details efforts to assess the loyalties of counter*terrorism sources recruited by the CIA.

Pakistan appears at the top of charts listing critical U.S. intelligence gaps. It is named as a target of newly formed analytic cells. And fears about the security of its nuclear program are so pervasive that a budget section on containing the spread of illicit weapons divides the world into two categories: Pakistan and everybody else.

The disclosures — based on documents provided to The Washington Post by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden — expose broad new levels of U.S. distrust in an already unsteady security partnership with Pakistan, a politically unstable country that faces rising Islamist militancy. They also reveal a more expansive effort to gather intelligence on Pakistan than U.S. officials have disclosed.


The United States has delivered nearly $26 billion in aid to Pakistan over the past 12 years, aimed at stabilizing the country and ensuring its cooperation in counterterrorism efforts. But with Osama bin Laden dead and al-Qaeda degraded, U.S. spy agencies appear to be shifting their attention to dangers that have emerged beyond the patch of Pakistani territory patrolled by CIA drones.

“If the Americans are expanding their surveillance capabilities, it can only mean one thing,” said Husain Haqqani, who until 2011 served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States. “The mistrust now exceeds the trust.”

Beyond the budget files, other classified documents provided to The Post expose fresh allegations of systemic human rights abuses in Pakistan. U.S. spy agencies reported that high-ranking Pakistani military and intelligence officials had been aware of — and possibly ordered — an extensive campaign of extrajudicial killings targeting militants and other adversaries.



Public disclosure of those reports, based on communications intercepts from 2010 to 2012 and other intelligence, could have forced the Obama administration to sever aid to the Pakistani armed forces because of a U.S. law that prohibits military assistance to human rights abusers. But the documents indicate that administration officials decided not to press the issue, in order to preserve an already frayed relationship with the Pakistanis.


In a statement, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council said the United States is “committed to a long-term partnership with Pakistan, and we remain fully engaged in building a relationship that is based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”


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abdlsy

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
i mean its obvious pakistan cannot and will not trust usa as they bomb the s out of any country if speak the truth, either way thier usa policy is already written for us, nothing will change regardless how pakistan behaves. Seriously we need a good intelligent debater to deal at international level, I love Ik but he is still learning and if anything wrong you present, he will burn that person and will not use diplomacy, I think thats excellant, but in real world we need somebody who is not shy to reply and diplomatically take pakistan to next level. Nobody exist like Mushharuff who is NOT corrupt, being army man, patritic and a good musalmaan from a good family, educated at higher level. Imran needs another 5 years before he can reach that level, he is there like not corrupt, patriot, excellant muslim, but one issue abrupt response if anything out of ordinary, he needs to learn diplomacy and political maturity to reperesent a nuclear power pakistan. But within 5 years Ik will have all the tools necessary for pakistan, KPK will be a huge learning curve and a demo for us and already things are cooking up nicely for KPKs awaam. But for next 5 years we need a mind of musharuff to fix pakistan at domestic and international level really.(bigsmile)
 

scolfeild

Minister (2k+ posts)
i mean its obvious pakistan cannot and will not trust usa as they bomb the s out of any country if speak the truth, either way thier usa policy is already written for us, nothing will change regardless how pakistan behaves. Seriously we need a good intelligent debater to deal at international level, I love Ik but he is still learning and if anything wrong you present, he will burn that person and will not use diplomacy, I think thats excellant, but in real world we need somebody who is not shy to reply and diplomatically take pakistan to next level. Nobody exist like Mushharuff who is NOT corrupt, being army man, patritic and a good musalmaan from a good family, educated at higher level. Imran needs another 5 years before he can reach that level, he is there like not corrupt, patriot, excellant muslim, but one issue abrupt response if anything out of ordinary, he needs to learn diplomacy and political maturity to reperesent a nuclear power pakistan. But within 5 years Ik will have all the tools necessary for pakistan, KPK will be a huge learning curve and a demo for us and already things are cooking up nicely for KPKs awaam. But for next 5 years we need a mind of musharuff to fix pakistan at domestic and international level really.(bigsmile)
well said .. and well written
 

miafridi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Afghanistan may isi liye toh aae thay, k taliban ko Pakistan may plant karay, Balochistan ko alag karay(takay china say gawadar cheen li jae) aur Pakistan k nuclear assets ko taliban ka bahana bana kar hadup karjae.:)
 

miafridi

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Public disclosure of those reports, based on communications intercepts from 2010 to 2012 and other intelligence, could have forced the Obama administration to sever aid to the Pakistani armed forces because of a U.S. law that prohibits military assistance to human rights abusers.


Seriously? Drones are serving human rights, isn't it?
 
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