US suspends military training program for Pakistan

US suspends military training program for Pakistan, by the Anadolu Agency in Islamabad.

The United States has started cutting scores of Pakistani military officers from the education and training program, Pakistani media reported on Aug. 11. …

Pakistani officers have been receiving military training and education in the U.S. since early 1960s, which were suspended in the 1990s. However, the U.S. government restored the program after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The U.S. State Department also confirmed the suspension of Pakistan’s participation in the training programs.

“So far, Pakistan’s participation in 97 training programs total valued at $3.29M has been cancelled…” the State Department said in a statement.

However, it stressed that the U.S. “continues to provide civilian assistance to Pakistan in line with U.S. national interests.”

Robert Spencer:

President Trump tweeted in January: “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”

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hat-tip Stephen Neil