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Why it’s so difficult for the US to crack down on Pakistan

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By: Sarwar Alam

Washington accuses Pakistan of playing a dangerous double game, taking billions in US aid while supporting militants attacking its forces in Afghanistan, including the Taliban. Its belated move to suspend assistance, after years of mistrust, highlights the perils of alienating a quasi-ally whose support is vital in the long-running Afghan conflict. The dramatic freeze in deliveries of military equipment and security funding comes after President Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan for its alleged support for militant safe havens, including in a furious new year tweet. What does the US want from Pakistan? Washington and Kabul accuse Pakistan of cynically supporting militant…

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