US will not consult Pakistan on bombing insurgents: CIA

Washington—CIA Director John Brennan Thursday said that the next U.S president will continue to support air strikes against militants without consulting any world leaders, including Pakistani leaders.
He said that the Taliban and its brutal offshoot, the Haqqani network, continue to wage war in Afghanistan.
Speaking to participants at the Brookings Institute in Washington, Brennan said that the air strikes were key to repressing the insurgents on the battlefields. He added that the killing of former Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was an intentional decision. “The Taliban, in particular its sub-group, the Haqqanis, have been determined and continue to carry out attacks.—INP

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