Official: Chairman of Joint Chiefs heading to India-Pakistan region

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top U.S. officials are due in India this week to press demands that Pakistan cooperate in the investigation into last week's deadly three-day assault in Mumbai.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is due to arrive in India tomorrow. And there's word today from a senior Bush administration official that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, left this morning after being asked to go to the region.

Mullen has made a number of trips to Pakistan in the past year to help improve relations with Islamabad.

U.S. officials said earlier today that the attacks were carried out by a group that's partly based in Pakistan. Officials also said U.S. had warned the Indian government beforehand that terrorists appeared to be plotting an assault on Mumbai.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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