Obama was asked on a radio show on Friday about Admiral Mike Mullen's claim that the Haqqani network "acts as a veritable arm" of Pakistan's intelligence agency.
The President said Mullen's statement "expressed frustration" over the insurgent havens in Pakistan. But Obama said "the intelligence is not as clear as we might like in terms of what exactly that relationship is."
The administration already had sought to tone down Mullen's claim. Obama spoke on "The Michael Smerconish Program."
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