Foreign Policy Watch: Cross-Border Terrorism

U.S.’ security assistance to Pakistan falls by 73% since 2011

  1. Reason: Deterioration in ties following the killing of Osama bin Laden in a Navy SEALs raid on his Abbottabad hideout and a U.S. airstrike on a Pakistani border post in Salala that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers
  2. Context: The report prepared for the U.S. Congress by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)
  3. There is also a 53% decrease in economic assistance since 2011
  4. Earlier this month, the Pentagon decided not to pay $300 million in military reimbursements to Islamabad
  5. Reason: Pak’s alleged reluctance to act against the Haqqani network

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