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Pentagon Cancels Its Aid to Pakistan Owing To Having Militants
Pentagon Cancels Its Aid to Pakistan Owing To Having Militants

Pentagon Cancels Its Aid to Pakistan Owing to Having Militants

If you are having doubts about the fact that Trump administration would be acting aggressively against its allies following their ‘American first policy’ should start to think about it again. Recently, Pentagon announced that it would be rejecting its $300 million aid to Pakistan, just ahead of the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s and a top US military officer’s visit to the country next week.
Military officials stated that it has canceled its aid to Pakistan as Islamabad failed to take any strong steps against the militants. This decision came as a huge blow to the already disintegrating ties among the
two countries.
The supposed Coalition Support Funds was a part of a bigger abeyance in aid to Pakistan. This decision was declared by the US President Donald Trump at the beginning of the year when he charged Pakistan has always involved in lies.
Trump administration stated that Islamabad is providing a safe haven to terrorists who are fighting a 17-year-old war in Afghanistan. However, Pakistan rebuffs such allegation.
However, U.S. officials stated that there is a chance for Pakistan to regain the support if they changed their behavior.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, had an option to approve $300 million in the CSF funds if he finds actual proof that Pakistan is taking steps against the revolutionaries. A Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner stated that because of lack of actions from the end of Pakistan and any support for the South Asia Strategy the remaining $300 (million) was changed. Faulkner stated that Pentagon is looking forward to spending the $300 million on some grave concerns if it gets the approval of the Congress. He added that another $500 was scrapped by Congress which was allotted for the CSF and bringing the total amount to $800 million.
During Pompeo’s visit, the top things that would be discussed would involve on getting rid of the militants. However, Pentagon’s decision is putting immense pressure on the security features of Pakistan. It also underlined that Islamabad hasn’t delivered the change as Washington have urged them to do.

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