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Sen. Levin: US should threaten to cut ties with Pakistan over terrorism
By John T. Bennett
Pakistan should be warned that the U.S. will cut ties with Islamabad if it continues to support an extremist group linked to attacks on U.S. troops, a key Democratic lawmaker said Friday. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Friday there is evidence of “direct support” between Pakistan’s intelligence agency and the Haqqani Network, echoing a comment made last month by then-Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen. The Haqqani Network is an Islamic extremist group that operates out of Pakistan and has, U.S. officials say, launched many attacks on American and Afghan forces in Afghanistan.