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U.S., Pakistan To Resume Talks On Drone Strikes

The United States and Pakistan are reportedly resuming high-level counterterrorism talks, which were suspended over a deadly border incident last year in which 24 Pakistani troops were killed.

The Associated Press news agency quotes unnamed U.S. and Pakistani officials as saying Pakistan's intelligence chief General Zaheerul Islam is set to visit Washington later this month, where he will meet CIA Director David Petraeus.

The report says the talks are starting at an impasse, with the United States determined to reject Pakistan's demands to end CIA drone strikes.

Pakistani officials will also be pushing a plan to replace the CIA drone campaign with Pakistani F-16 strikes -- a proposal that U.S. officials say they have rejected many times before.

The report says that, however, that each side is also signaling a willingness to improve cooperation.

Based on reporting by AP and