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Well the next guest here is a member of the house permanent select committee on intelligence had just returned from a trip to Pakistan with the congressional delegation.
Led by speaker John Boehner.
Congressman Joseph -- joins me live now from Washington DC congressman good to have you here.
First in putting context -- judgment is -- the importance of killing us.
Some of them -- Well I think in a grand scheme of things is probably the most important thing that we could do I in this global war on terror.
I certainly take south America's Most Wanted the number one on the list it provides a boost to morale more troops have been there for ten years trying to execute this mission.
I think it reaffirms the dedication of professionalism of our intelligence community and our elite military teams so overall this is a big victory for the US.
And it is underline the word victory a victory.
Without qualification or equivocation.
There is no parsing of words it is a word that is very rare in discussion.
When the United States is in conflict on the global over the war on terror whether be in Afghanistan or Iraq.
It has tea a wonderful -- to a doesn't -- congressman.
It sure does know for so long we've been trying to find Osama bin Laden.
And the ability to -- intelligence community to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
To be able to locate them keep them under surveillance died in a an elite team today and execute their mission and take care of Sullivan laden.
Again it's just days of victory hopefully it brings us some closure to the families of those affected.
On 9/11 to our military family members -- lost our service members who have been serving overseas.
And hope I hope that in some small way this helps show them that the service and sacrifice of their loved ones weren't in -- The success of the intelligence success -- finally and then -- -- identifying the location of them logged.
A tremendous success.
Give us you're in your assessment as well if you were congressman.
You've just returned from Pakistan what will be The -- we we've seen at least the beginning about public reaction from the government.
But it's a government under considerable to -- -- islamists are rising and Pakistan.
What do you expect to be the real.
They're bona -- Concrete reaction that this government.
To the president actually putting them -- equal terms of the United States in carrying out this operation against.
-- -- Well we -- really gonna be curious to see what the response the official response from Pakistan will be over time.
You know -- they have been an important ally in helping us fight the global war on terror giving us permission to fly into the federally administrative tribal areas.
To execute drone attacks but that relationship has been somewhat rocky times with -- withdrawing our ability to cross border or keeping us out of certain areas where we know.
There may be some insurgents.
The fact as was mentioned previously.
That Osama was hiding in plain sight in a yet -- it.
That's known for its military retirees and its military academy raises more questions.
But yet it's critically important that we maintain some alliance with Pakistan because.
The majority of supplies that we move into Afghanistan have to travel through Pakistan to get -- that we continue this important mission.
There were currently undertaking in Afghanistan.
Your -- -- -- to whether or not this administration intends to maintain a balance.
And a building a growing relationship where both Pakistan and India as counter weights in the region.
Well I think it's critically important that one we maintain a relationship that we're building with Afghanistan so that we how -- A a country that -- a government that's willing to take care of their own people -- of their own internal security.
Once that's that didn't care that we can assess an ongoing relationship with Pakistan right now they are critically important war efforts in Afghanistan.
But -- remains to be seen how that relationship will evolve over time.
Although Osama bin Laden is no longer on the world stage there are still several bad actors that we know -- within Pakistan that we need to continue to pursue.
And so -- their cooperation in those efforts will weigh heavily.
And what our future relationship will be.
And you left out India -- does India fit in the US.
View of the region.
Well India has always been a strategically important ally they will continue to be that that ally to the United States not just from a military standpoint but from an economic standpoint.
And so there is a balance that we need -- maintain a between India Pakistan and Afghanistan.
But the linchpin in that area right now will be the relationship with Pakistan as we attempt to move forward.
Congressman -- thank you for being here thank you.
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