It plans to send more troops to Afghanistan and ramp up attacks in Pakistan.
The controversial effort by the United States to go after Taliban strongholds inside Pakistan is sparking outrage in Islamabad.
Asif Ali Zardari leads the race to replace Musharraf in Saturday's presidential election.
US forces may have sent in ground troops for the first time Wednesday. Were they targeting a top Taliban or Al Qaeda figure?
Pakistani military officials fear American intervention in the tribal areas could spark a rebellion, derailing counterterrorism operations.
The raid may be the first time the US has sent troops into Pakistan. Prior attacks attributed to US forces were conducted with drones.
More than 300,000 people have fled their homes as fighting worsens between security forces and militants.
Government strategy has been ineffective, and officials are preoccupied with bid to oust Musharraf.
The attack has raised concerns in Pakistan about the United States' increased willingness to take unilateral action in the war on terror.