Pakistan's Inaction Frustrates U.S. Terror Officials
Until recently, officials with the Bush administration were highlighting Iraq as the "central front" in the war on terrorism, but concern has recently shifted toward the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Earlier this month, the top two U.S. intelligence officials visited Pakistan in an effort to get the government there to allow a stronger role for the CIA in carrying out secret operations against al-Qaida in the border area. But the Pakistanis resisted the request, and administration officials say they're growing frustrated that U.S. forces aren't allowed to do more.
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