Secret Cable Warns Pakistan May Be The Final Undoing Of The US In Afghanistan
Feb 25 2012
A top-secret cable leaked from the U.S. Ambassador’s office in Afghanistan reveals that enemy strongholds within Pakistan may ultimately defeat U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.
Greg Jaffe and Greg Miller at The Washington Post report that the cable written by Ryan C. Crocker spells out that U.S. efforts to weaken the Haqqani insurgents are failing, and the Taliban allies may be the final undoing of U.S. strategy.
Because of the memos high level of secrecy it was sent through Central Intelligence channels, and no mention is made of how Jaffe and Miller came to have a copy, or from where it was received.
The leaked cable is already considered ammunition by senior military officials who want more aggressive action against the Haqqani within Pakistan, and those leaders who want the U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan far more gradually than called for by the 2014 deadline.