Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight

  • Press Information Department, via AP .S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, third left, meets Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, fourth right, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday.

ISLAMABAD — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pressed top Pakistani leaders Monday to “redouble” efforts to go after insurgents operating in safe havens, the Pentagon said, underscoring a long frustration with Islamabad over Taliban-linked militants that freely cross the border to conduct attacks against the U.S. and allies in Afghanistan.