Key US-Pak Documents Detail Relations

The 'Tribute in Light' in downtown Manhattan is seen from the Brooklyn waterfront near the Brooklyn Bridge on September 11, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

In recent news relating to key US-Pakistan relations, declassification of important documents that detailed the alliance between the two countries in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy have been hitting headlines lately.

"Communication between Pakistan's head of intelligence (ISI) and US Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin is especially insightful. Pakistani officials wanted a clear indication as to whether the US military campaign was only targeting Al-Qaeda or if the Taliban were also on the hit list," said Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas.

"Apparently, they received an unclear response. Pakistan was very concerned about the rise of the Northern Alliance. The dilemmas apparent in the communication of late 2001 are still very relevant, unfortunately."