US Congressman Adam Kinzinger has advised President Donald Trump to consider resuming air strikes on terrorist ‘safe havens' in Pakistan. According to a report in Sputnik News, Kinzinger added that it was time for the US to open up air strikes after looking at its consequences."We need to frankly look at the consequences and consider doing it - of opening up strikes again," Congressman Adam Kinzinger said. The US Congressman made these remarks during his interaction with the guests at the Woodrow Wilson Center think tank on Thursday.
Advising the Trump administration to ask Pakistan for more anti-terror efforts, Kinzinger asked Washington to "get back to some real tough love" while dealing with Islamabad.
"We have to come back to carrots and sticks. Ultimately we have to make it clear that we are going to cross the border if necessary because they [the Pakistani government] are not doing enough, " Kinzinger added.
Kinzinger’s remarks came following a suspected US drone strike on Wednesday, which targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants.
The Obama administration had carried out dozens of drone strikes in tribal zones of northwest Pakistan.
However, it conducted only three airstrikes in the country in 2016.
Kinzinger named al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Haqqani Network as the primary terrorist groups that operate out of Pakistan.
All the three groups that Kinzinger named are banned in Russia.