Richard Holbrooke, the administration special enoy to the region said of Pakistan: “of all the dilemmas, problems and challenges we face, that’s going to be the most daunting, because it’s a sovereign country and there is a red line. And the red line is unambiguous and stated publicly by the Pakistani government over and over again: No foreign troops on our soil.” Yet I haven’t seen anyone in the administration state unambiguously yet that U.S. troops won’t go to Pakistan. If anything, they’ve side-stepped the question.
Draw your own conclusions. But to me, they’re saying: Yes, there will be more troops (both human and robotic). We’d just rather not talk about them.