Skip to comments.Pentagon Stops $300 Million Payment to Pakistan, Citing Terrorist Fight
Posted on 07/21/2017 7:45:52 PM PDT by TigerClaws
The Pentagon is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars meant to reimburse Pakistan for its fight against terrorist groups, citing Islamabads 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 Pakistans role in the conflict. Defense officials and congressional aides have for months said that the new strategy wont focus solely on Afghanistan, but take a more regional approach. This includes stepping up pressure on Pakistan to dismantle Taliban and Haqqani sanctuaries in western Pakistan, both of which use the mostly ungoverned area to launch attacks into neighboring Afghanistan.
At issue is over $300 million in funding that U.S. officials say will be used to fund other priorities. The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the secretary could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Network, Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.
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Good! they are not our allies.
Trump was at the pentagon yesterday - reset for Afghanistan.... the pakis are not pulling their weight
Wasn’t Pakistan harboring Osama Bin Laden?
Pakistan only? What about Turkey, the PLO, and every other country or organization that receives US aid? Stop foreign aid-—PERIOD! We are the fools here.
DEFUND socialist/totalitarian collectives, foreign and domestic. HOORAY Pentagon.
Yeah, he rejected pentagon generals view on Afghanistan. Either win or get out, IMHO.
I love to see Trump’s people bringing this stuff to a screeching halt. As they used to say in the machine shop; he’s really cuttin’ chips! And I loved Mattis’ reply to a Fake News reporter who asked about the status of the war against ISIS. He said four words: We’re winning! They’re losing!”
Didn’t Debbie Wasserman-Blabbermouth’s IT men (Awan brothers) flee to Pakistan?
Yes DWS IT staff was made up of the paki (ISI?) awan family that have blown town in DC & are back home in the wind in pakistan.
DWS brother is watching the custody of DWS Lap top now in custody of DCPD
No charges filed on thi treasonous activity
nothing plus being put on the terrorist nation list, until the Awans are returned to the U.S.
How about until Pakistan can keep its own religious minorities safe, (Christians, Hindu’s and Ahamdis, ends blasphemy laws, stops honor killings, no longer allows local Imams and tribal leaders to exert judicial power, ends funding of terrorism, and ends legal child exploitation they get zero US aid.
300 million towards border wall.
“Women and children hurt by Trump witholding....”
Why that story isn’t front page news makes my blood boil. Lock them all up!
A guy's gotta start somewhere.
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