The Pakistan Army has been ordered to retaliate against any action by foreign troops inside the country, Geo News quoted ISPR spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas as saying on Thursday night.
Shakil Shaikh adds from Islamabad: Pakistan's military commanders resolved to defend the country's borders without allowing any external forces to conduct operations inside Pakistan.
The US's launching of a drone - and the support decision to target and bomb something in Pakistan - is done, literally, from thousands of miles away from Pakistan.
And another point to consider; if we do have forward bases on the Pakistan/Afghanistan border, one has to wonder just what Washington's reaction will be when the first US soldier killed or injured in a firefight.
Or, perhaps, is that precisely the outcome Washington is hoping for as an excuse to further ground attacks against Pakistan??