Monday, July 11, 2011

U.S. Withholds $800 Million in Aid to Pakistan

CNN mentions that the United States government is suspending an $800 million payment to Pakistan.

...White House Chief of Staff William Daley confirmed a report in the New York Times that the aid was being withheld.

While Pakistan has "been an important ally in the fight on terrorism," Daley said, "now they've taken some steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid which we're giving to the military, and we're trying to work through that."

A spokesman for the Pakistani military told CNN the military was not informed of any such plan....

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