0 votes

"Taliban raid" in Pakistan. Can a US invasion be far behind?

Taliban raid triggers Pakistan shockwave

By By James Lamont and Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad and Daniel Dombey in Washington

Published: May 22 2011 21:46 | Last updated: May 23 2011 18:30

The brazen attack on a Pakistani naval air base has sent shockwaves through the nuclear-armed country, raising concerns about the military’s ability to protect sophisticated weaponry.

The ease with which six Taliban militants stormed the PNS Mehran base in Karachi, close to the city’s busy commercial airport, and destroyed two newly US-supplied P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft has unnerved Pakistan’s military establishment.

read more http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c7c98ddc-84b1-11e0-afcb-00144feabd...