Pakistan's government called for the US to step up drone strikes, and asked for US special forces troops to be embedded at Pakistani military bases, leaked cables published by a Pakistani newspaper have revealed.
The classified US diplomatic cables were published on Saturday by Dawn, Pakistan's largest English-language newspaper, detailing close relationships between American and Pakistani militaries and intelligence services.
Dawn reported that it had signed a deal with Julian Assange, the leader of the online whistleblowing organisation WikiLeaks, to obtain exclusive access to more than 4,700 US cables dealing with Pakistan.
It began publishing those cables and its coverage of them on Saturday and said its reporting would continue "in the following days."
The first batch of cables shows that Pakistani officials, including those as high-ranking as Army Chief of Staff Ashfaq Parvez Ka
In: Other Middle East
Tags: Pakistan, Wasiristan, Afghanistan, Wikileaks
Location: Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan (load item map)
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