Pakistan's ultimate goal, the think-tank said, is to establish a friendly government in Afghanistan.
Asked to reduce the defence budget by $ 487 billion over the next decade, the Pentagon is faced with challenge to maintain a force strong enough to meet the challenges of the future, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta is warning that Iran must either negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program or face the possibility of US military action to stop it from getting the bomb.
Israel's threats to attack Iran and the violence convulsing Syria top the agenda of US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta's meetings Wednesday with Israeli government leaders.
Afghan Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak has apologised to his US counterpart Leon Panetta for the killing of two American military officers in Kabul, the Pentagon said.
Calling the Taliban-linked Haqqani network a "common enemy", the US has made it clear to Pakistan that both countries have to work together to deal with the dreaded terror outfit responsible for attacks on coalition forces based in Afghanistan.
The US has identified India as one of the countries that would benefit from Pentagon's ambitious plan to reform rules and regulations that govern its defence exports.
The US and Pakistan appeared to be heading for renewed collision after a top American General blamed a bloody attack on a Kabul hotel on Pakistan-based Haqqani network.
US should place conditions on release of about $ 3.5 billion aid to Pakistan based on "what we expect them to do", Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has told the Congress.
Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's office turned down a request for a meeting by visiting US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Peter Lavoy, reflecting the strains that have hit ties between the two countries.
During recent visits to India and Afghanistan, Panetta had criticised Pakistan for not doing enough to tackle militants in its tribal areas responsible for cross-border attacks in Afghanistan.
Panetta had said in Kabul yesterday that the US was losing patience with Pakistan on the issue of militant safe havens on the Pakistani side of the border with Afghanistan.
Panetta's visit, the last leg of a nine-day swing through Asia, comes ahead of the 13 June India-US strategic dialogue in Washington between External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
While Panetta will push for a more assertive Indian role in Afghanistan, India is concerned about the implications of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014, America's the secret talks with the Taliban and Pakistan's role.