U.S. military aid to Pakistan: issues and concerns


The New York Times reports that over the past six years, the United States has secretly funded Pakistan’s efforts to secure its nuclear weapons, providing nearly $100 million for a classified program.

A separate Times article today describes a classified U.S. military proposal to engage Pakistani tribes to counter al-Qaeda and Taliban influence – a page from the U.S. military’s strategy in Iraq’s Anbar province.

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