AP Interview: Gates urges patience with Pakistan

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 9:18 AM
AP Interview: Gates urges patience with Pakistan
Editor's Note: This piece was co-authored by Robert Burns WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. is disappointed and suspicious that militants in Pakistan apparently were tipped off that American intelligence officials had discovered two of their suspected bomb-making facilities, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says.

But he stopped short of concluding that Pakistani officials leaked the information to the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani insurgents. And Gates said such incidents must not derail U.S. relations with Islamabad.