Anger over bin Laden raid turns Pakistani army against U.S.
By Published: May 19, 2011
As top Pakistani military officers weather shame and embarassment over their failure to find Osama bin Laden and to detect U.S. helicopters during the raid that killed him, the lower ranks are turning their anger outward -- at the United States.
The Washington Post reported that Pakistan's army chief made five town hall-style meetings to garrisons last week, where officers expressed resentment over the affront to Pakistani sovreignty and and one officer asked why Pakistan did not "retaliate." The meetings have stirred fears of morale and discipline problems among the ranks, the Post said.
None of the officers interviewed by the Post said the raid had convinced them the Pakistani military needs to work harder to find terrorists. Instead, they said they feel their current anti-terror work is undervalued by the U.S., and some expressed hope that Pakistan would cut ties with its reluctant ally.
Read more about the Pakistani army's anger toward the United States from The Washington Post