ISLAMABAD A US State Department counterterror-ism delegation will soon visit Pakistan to evolve a new bilateral strategy regarding some multiethnic Al-Qaeda affiliates allegedly involved in plotting to launch terror attacks in the Western countries including the US. The delegation that represents one of the key thirteenth US groups engaged in US-PAK Strategic Dialogue to be headed by Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, a key State Departments official for counterterrorism, would visit either this month or early next month. The US delegation would discuss a number key issues including policy matters with the Pakistani counterparts to tackle the issue of terrorism effectively, the US official spokesman informed TheNation on Sunday. He ruled out the possibility that both sides would discuss military issues, which were normally deliberated within the ambit of existing framework of tripartite commission comprising US, Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, other diplomatic sources were of the view that the US was seeking to evolve new counterterrorism strategy largely based on its threat perception that some Al-Qaeda affiliates were allegedly engaged in recruiting disgruntled US citizens for terror missions within the USA. Sources in the Government said that US had proposed to use non-military methods to tackle such outfits allegedly operating under the umbrella of Al-Qaeda in different parts of the world including Afghanistan and Pakistan. The US Administration is seeking more cooperation especially in intelligence sharing, and offering more help in capacity building of Pakistan, the sources said. Pakistan, the sources believed, can play a key role in the US counterterrorism efforts by engaging other regional countries including Afghanistan, Arab countries, CIS and East Africa to curb the growing threat perceived by the USA and other western countries.