Clinton in Pakistan to push for greater counterterrorism effort

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 27, 2011 10:31 AM
Clinton in Pakistan to push for greater counterterrorism effort
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the Pakistani president on Friday as part of a push to repair the relationship with Islamabad in the wake of a U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is accompanying Clinton for what one senior State Department official said would be a "sober" set of talks about the need for Pakistan to root out terrorists in its country.

Clinton asked Mullen to come with her so they could have one meeting where they are delivering the same message at the same time and gauging Pakistani's reaction together, a senior administration official said.