America's relationship with Pakistan is complicated, to say the least. Even as the county remains a top ally in the war on terror, a report in the New York Times suggests that Pakistan's notorious Inter-Services Intelligence agency is directly supporting Taliban militants who target American troops with cash, military supplies, and strategic advice. According to Pakistani officials, the relationship is necessary to maintain stability once the U.S. withdraws from the region. "In intelligence, you have to be in contact with your enemy or you are running blind," one senior military officer told the Times. The ISI is also suspected by intelligence officials of aiding Lashkar-e Taiba, the Pakistani militant group believed to be behind the coordinated attacks last year in Mumbai, India.
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