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Pak army sulks over US raid

world Updated: May 20, 2011 23:39 IST
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As Pakistan's powerful military leaders seek to overcome extraordinary public criticism after the killing of Osama bin Laden this month in a Pakistani garrison city, they are also facing seething anger in barracks across the country.

Some of the outrage among the ranks stems from shame that the Pakistani military failed to locate bin Laden or detect the stealth US raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, according to officers and military analysts. But most of it is directed toward the United States.

Members of Pakistan's army have said little publicly about the US operation. But interviews with officers suggest that there is an internal debate - one that is unlikely to undermine the institution, military analysts said, but that bodes poorly for US hopes of an expanded Pakistani effort against Islamist militants.

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