November 22nd, 2010
09:49 AM ET

Officials: Pakistan denies U.S. request to expand drone access

Pakistan has rejected a U.S. request to expand drone access to more of the country, two senior Pakistani military officials told CNN.

"Neither the government nor the military is in a position to face possible domestic pressure on the expansion of drones," one of the officials said.

Pakistan's military and its civilian government have, however, agreed to expand intelligence-sharing with the United States, including enhancement of intelligence using CIA officials in the country, a second official said.

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  1. Daniel

    I see to my surprise that the Pakistanis did something decent. Unfortunately not because of any moral principles but because they fear their own people!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. K jacktown michigan

    they hate us, and conspire against us, limit our access, but will gladly cash the 2 billion dollar aide check, and of course their gov. Wont give the money to our enemies!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. phil @ Kjack

    Are you talking about US aid to Israel? Jews don't care much for US gentiles ya know. Google 'noachide laws' if you are still ignorant of this fact.

    November 22, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Richard in Texas

    I am not a fan of Pakistan but can you blame them? How you like it if a foreign army was running around inside the United States?

    November 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. scott

    Pakinstan has every right to say no as we would deny them the opportunity if it was reverse.

    November 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CaptainObvious

    Pakistan would never be giving the US billions of dollars in aid ever. All this is a crock and we should just let the world turn into the festering ball of fecal matter it pretends not to be. All the US is doing by helping it's enemies is delaying the inevitable.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cowboy

    if it was up to me it would be one man one plane one bomb...

    November 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |