Pakistan summons U.S. envoy to protest over Trump’s tweets

Pakistan's PM Khan hits back after Trump's blame tirade

Trump doubles down on criticism of military for not capturing Osama bin Laden sooner

Admiral McRaven has condemned Trump's attacks on the media, saying previous year that they present, "the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime".

"Rejecting the insinuations about OBL [Osama bin Laden], Foreign Secretary reminded the US CdA that it was Pakistan's intelligence cooperation that provided the initial evidence to trace the whereabouts of OBL", the ministry said, adding that "baseless rhetoric about Pakistan was totally unacceptable".

After Khan's response, Trump tweeted: "We paid Pakistan billions of dollars and they never told us he was living there".

Branding him a "Hillary Clinton fan" and "Obama-backer", Trump moaned the United States should have "got bin Laden a lot sooner".

"Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did", the US President tweeted, echoing remarks he gave to Fox News Sunday that drew the ire of Pakistan, where Bin Laden had been hiding.

"Wouldn't it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn't it have been nice?" Right from 2001, when the "War on Terror" was waged, Pakistan has been able to "help" the USA in Afghanistan all the while shielding the terror apparatus that remains at the very core of the security problem of the region. "United States "aid" was a minuscule $20bn", Khan tweeted Monday.

In passages on terrorism, Trump's book correctly predicted that the US was at risk of a terrorist attack that would make the 1993 World Trade Center bombing pale by comparison.

"The US and Pakistan have a strong mutual interests in the region". In a succinct but searing critique, McRaven wrote that the president, instead of setting an example as a leader, had "embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation".

William McRaven commanded the operations that killed Osama Bin Laden, captured Saddam Hussein, and rescued Captain Phillips.

The official Twitter account of the Republican party on Monday claimed McRaven has been critical of Trump since during the 2016 presidential campaign and was reportedly on Hillary Clinton's short list as her running mate in that race - something the retired admiral and campaign officials have denied.

Meanwhile, the trying, thus far in vain, to push a peace deal between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban to end the war which began with the us -led invasion in 2001.

US President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan have engaged in a bitter exchange over Afghanistan. He also said Trump's actions were revealing, including Trump's decision not to visit Arlington National Cemetery on the most recent Veterans' Day.

Pakistan, which joined the U.S. "war on terror" in 2001, says it has paid the price for the alliance.

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