ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - Pakistan on Tuesday temporarily recalled some troops from border posts meant to coordinate activity with international forces in Afghanistan as relations have been pushed to an all-time low by NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. The troops were pulled back for consultation on how to improve coordination with Nato and should be back at their posts within the next few days, said ISPR Spokesman Maj-Gen Athar Abbas. He did not specify the number of troops who would be recalled, but said some would remain at the border centers. The decision, however, highlighted current problems with coordination because US military officials seemed to think it was another retaliatory move by Pakistan for the NATO strikes. US military officials said Pakistan was pulling out of at least two of the three centers along the border and expressed concern about the potential impact. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. Meanwhile, the Pentagon Wednesday acknowledged that the military ties with Islamabad were in a tough spot and it was trying to get the co-ordination and cooperation back. We want to get back to a level of greater cooperation, but we have a rough patch, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said, underlining the US is committed to its relationship with Pakistan. This is still a very tough spot between their military and ours. We remain committed in trying to improve it and get the co-ordination and cooperation back to where we were, he said. About the recall of Pakistani troops from the coordination centers, Pentagon spokesman told reporters that this would certainly have an impact on the operations and risks the chances of incidents like the one that happened last month. The whole reason those centers exists is to help try to prevent incidents like what happened late last month. The risks only increase when you do not have those co-ordination centers fully manned staff at their communication, he said during an off camera briefing. Pakistan did not recall all of its personnel from these centers, he said, adding that they left one officer at these centres. Which is good, but we obviously would like to have the center fully staffed, he added.