While declaring that the closure of 2 border points by Pakistan has had no effect on the United states army effort in Afghanistan, the Pentagon called for their reopening.”We do feel these are crucial supply channels and we expect that in the near future they can be reopened,” Pentagon spokesperson George Little says.
Captain John Kirby, also a Pentagon spokesperson, says about 30 percent of U.S. supplies come through Pakistan, but there’s been no effect. “We would definitely want to see those entrance doors reopen; that is a decision that definitely is up to the govt of Pakistan,” Kirby says. “One other thing I would add is that this is a war — so we are likely to ensure the soldiers get what they require, when and where they require it.”
The United states airstrike was the most recent setback to an already stormy relationship between the America and Pakistan and plunged relations into perhaps the most severe situation since the 2 nations decided to get together in the fight against militants after the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist strikes.