May 5, 2011 11:39 AM by Greg Boyce

Pakistan vows reduction of U.S. military personnel

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's army says U.S. military personnel in the country will be reduced to the "minimum essential" levels. Thursday's army statement gives no details, but it comes amid Pakistani anger over the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden on Monday.

U.S. officials were not immediately available for comment. The statement also says that if the United States launches a similar raid in the future then the army and intelligence services will review their ties with Washington.

The statement is the first by the army since Monday's raid. Pakistan's army is also admitting to "shortcomings" in its efforts to locate Osama bin Laden. The army has been criticized for failing to locate bin Laden in a large compound in an army town not far from the capital Islamabad.


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