Editorial, The New York Times | November 29, 2011
The border incident that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers was tragic and regrettable, but must not be allowed to destroy the US-Pakistan relationship. ++ The Pakistani government is playing with fire in trying to exploit the incident to generate domestic support. ++ For all its troubles, the US-Pakistani partnership is still crucial to combating terrorism in the region and in the interests of both sides. ++ Despite the Pakistani rhetoric, the US must counter two-fold with openness and accountability before the relationship turns terminally toxic.