McChrystal's exit not to reduce pressure on Pakistan in fighting militancy: experts

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The exit of the United States top commander General McChrystal and approved entry of General Petraeus from the Afghanistan's battlefield would not reduce America's pressure on Pakistan, which is in the loop in fight against homegrown militancy in the region, experts said Thursday.

"Apparently, the main U.S. policy would remain unchanged," remarked Arshi Saleem, senior research analyst at the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) in Pakistani capital Islamabad while discussing the implications of this major change-of-guards in the complicated regional mosaic.

"Pakistan should be well aware of the fact that change in command would not reduce the U.S. pressure on Pakistan's fight against militancy," Arshi Saleem told Xinhua on Thursday.

The U.S. President Barack Obama sacked "loudmouth" General Stanley A. McChrystal on Wednesday following his controversial criticism on the White House and Obama's top administration on policy issues.

Obama said that McChrystal's remarks in a "Rolling Stone" article undermined the civilian control of the military "at the core of our democratic system," noting the decision to replace the general did not involve any disagreement over strategy or personal issues, CNN reported on Wednesday.

President Obama also announced General David Petraeus as McChrystal's replacement to command 140,000 U.S. and multinational troops fighting insurgency in war-torn Afghanistan, since the ouster of Taliban regime in 2001.


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