Pentagon Stops $300 Million Payment to Pakistan, Citing Terrorist Fight

Pentagon Stops $300 Million Payment to Pakistan, Citing Terrorist Fight

By Paul McLeary

The Pentagon is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars meant to reimburse Pakistan for its fight against terrorist groups, citing Islamabad’s failure to take “sufficient action” against the Haqqani Network, an offshoot of the Taliban based in Pakistan.

The announcement on Friday comes as Defense Secretary James Mattis and the White House debate a long-delayed strategy for the war in Afghanistan that could adopt a tougher line toward over Pakistan’s role in the conflict.

{Excerpt, more at foreignpolicy…}

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  1. Ok, I'll bite, why were we sending so much money to that place? It's not as if they like us or anything. I guess it's just a start. Hopefully, Trump has his head screwed on tight and will be able to drain this swamp. He's got a long way to go.

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