10/17/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Joint Chiefs Chair Make Surprise Visit To Pakistan Amid Mounting Tensions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, America's top military official, made a hastily arranged visit to Pakistan on Tuesday for talks about a recent incursion by American commandos based in neighboring Afghanistan.

The visit by the chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen, came as an uproar continued to grow in Pakistan about the incursion on Sept. 3, which severely strained relations between the United States and Pakistan, its top Muslim ally in the war against terrorism.

Admiral Mullen's visit coincided with conflicting accounts about a possible second American raid, as well as a warning by the Pakistan military that it would shoot at any foreign forces who crossed the border.

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