Latest Breaking News: U.S stopped $800 Millions Pakistan Military Aid > The United States is suspending and, in some cases, cancelling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aid to the Pakistani military.
The move is designed to chasten Pakistan for expelling more than 100 American Army Special Forces trainers and to press its army to fight militants more effectively.
According to the source story, Coupled with a statement from a top American military officer last week linking Pakistan’s military spy agency to the recent murder of a Pakistani journalist, the halting or withdrawal of military equipment and other aid to Pakistan illustrates the depth of the debate inside the Obama administration over how to change the behaviour of one of its key counterterrorism partners.
At Least US$800 million (S$977.4 million) in military aid and equipment, or more than one-third of the more than US$2 billion in annual American security assistance to Pakistan, could be affected, said three senior US officials.
This aid includes about US$300 million to reimburse Pakistan for some of the costs of deploying more than 100,000 soldiers along the Afghan border to combat terrorism, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in training assistance and military hardware, according to half a dozen Congressional, Pentagon and other administration officials who were granted anonymity to discuss the politically delicate matter.
Some of the curtailed aid is equipment that the US wants to send but Pakistan now refuses to accept. Other equipment, such as night-vision goggles and helicopter spare parts, cannot be set up, certified or used for training because Pakistan has denied visas to the American personnel needed to operate the equipment, said two senior Pentagon officials. /The New York Times