The White House pledged on Saturday to investigate the NATO airstrike that allegedly killed an estimated 24 Pakistani soldiers. The White House also expressed condolences to Pakistan for the deaths, and one official indicated that the U.S. will work with Pakistan to investigate the deaths. But there was no word in the White House statement about Pakistan’s subsequent decision to block supply routes for the war in the Afghanistan, or Pakistan’s demand that the U.S. vacate its bases on Pakistani soil within 15 days. Friday’s deadly airstrike is the latest blow to the U.S.’s crumbling relationship with Pakistan.
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