Will Washington’s $300 million aid cut to Pakistan work?
The United States accuses Pakistan of playing a dangerous double game, taking billions in US aid since 2002 while supporting the Taliban and other militants who attack American forces in Afghanistan. Its decision announced Saturday (1) to cut $300 million in military aid is part of a broader aid suspension announced in January, as US president Donald Trump tries to pressure Islamabad over its alleged support for militant safe havens. The cut came days before secretary of state Mike Pompeo is due to touch down in Islamabad for his first visit since the election of new prime minister Imran Khan, who has…
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