Obama Administration Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal Timeline
“It is because the Pakistanis believe that we are leaving," said McCain. "We are always taking about withdrawal, withdrawal, withdrawal. The entire region believes that the United States of America is withdrawing. They have to live in the neighborhood. And they are making the accommodations, and that is not good for America.”
Defense Secretary Panetta described the relationship with Pakistan aabbcc498373791 as “up and down” and one of America’s “most complicated.” But he added that bilateral ties are important for both nations.