US Congressman urges Donald Trump to Resume Airstrikes in Pakistan

A US Congressman said President Donald Trump should consider resuming air strikes using Predator Drones on terrorist ‘safe havens’ in Pakistan, reported Sputnik news.

Adam Kinzinger noted that it was natural for a new president to pause and take stock of relations with US partners, but he urged the Trump administration to “get back to some real tough love” when dealing with a country like Pakistan.

“We need to frankly look at the consequences and consider doing it – of opening up strikes again,” Congressman Adam Kinzinger stated told guests at the Woodrow Wilson Center think tank on Thursday.

He also urged the Trump administration to ask Pakistan for more anti-terror efforts and “get back to some real tough love” when dealing with Islamabad.

“We have to come back to carrots and sticks,” he said. “Ultimately we have to make it clear that we are going to cross the border if necessary because they [the Pakistani government] are not doing enough.”

Kinzinger’s remarks came following a suspected US drone strike on Wednesday, which targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants.

The Obama administration never hesitated and carried out dozens of drone strikes in tribal zones of northwest Pakistan.

By:  Sputnik

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