“No More!”: Trump Says US Got Only “Lies” From Pakistan For Billions In Aid

“No More!”: Trump Says US Got Only “Lies” From Pakistan For Billions In Aid, by Aloke Tikku.

The much harsher language in Donald Trump’s early morning tweet on Monday – his first of the year – suggests an early end to the debate within his administration on delivering on his threat to punish Islamabad for failing to cooperate on counterterrorism. He hasn’t, however, committed his administration to any specific cuts. For now. …

US-Pakistani ties have chilled steadily under Mr Trump, who in August declared that “Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence, and terror”. …

As one of 16 “Non-NATO Major Allies,” Pakistan benefits from billions of dollars in aid and has access to some advanced US military technology banned from other countries.

In 2017, the US already withheld $350 million in military funding over concerns Pakistan is not doing enough to fight terror, but the alliance itself was not in question.

hat-tip Stephen Neil