Daily Express, May 25, 2011: US troops will be deployed in Pakistan if the nation’s nuclear installations come under threat from terrorists out to avenge the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Sunday Express can reveal.
The plan, which would be activated without President Asif Ali Zardari’s consent, provoked an angry reaction from Pakistan officials last night.
Barack Obama would order troops to parachute in to protect key nuclear missile sites.
These include the air force’s central Sargodha HQ, home base for nuclear-capable F-16 combat aircraft and at least 80 ballistic missiles.
A US source told the Sunday Express: “The plan is green lit and the President has already shown he is wiling to deploy troops in Pakistan if he feels it is important for national security.”
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