"We have got two sanctuaries, Afghan sanctuaries in Pakistan that Pakistan military leaders provide information on NATO and U.S. operations inside Afghanistan.
They provide training, and they provide resources. I mean, that's outrageous. And if that isn't enough, there are two fertilizer factories ostensibly which actually produce ammonium nitrate, which is the basic ingredient in 85 percent of all of the IEDs that maim and kill our troops.
And, finally, there are bomb factories that we know where they are, have pictures of them in Balochistan and also in Sharman, Pakistan..." General (Ret.) Jack Keane
Keane is a former Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army who in retirement has become a counselor to the neocon movement.
As he mentions in the Newshour interview cited here, he has been a contract adviser to various Afghanistan commanders and was a principal architect of the strategy of reinforcement in Iraq that is often called "the surge." Actual progress in Iraq was brought about by the Sunni "awakening" but Keane and Petraeus have been keen to take credit.
This man has lots of access to US classified information. In this interview he reveal a lot of it, taking upon himself the right to de-classify information because he wants to win an argument. This information is directly involved in current and future operatons.
Various former CIA men, NSA men, etc. have been persecuted for unauthorised disclosures. What about this guy? pl