Saturday, February 28, 2009

US Increased Military Aid To Pakistan....Is This The Solution To End Afghan War?

U.S. and Pakistani Generals

From Defense Technology News:

By increase in military supplies to Pakistan, there will be no solution to Afghan war instead would accelerate misery in the region, hostility towards foreign NATO troops and stronger foothold of Islamic extremists in FATA region.

February 28, 2009: Increased US military aid going to the Pakistani Army has failed with US President Barack Obama proposing to massively increase non-military and military aid to Pakistan in his maiden budget.

Though the exact amount of military aid has not been specified. Mr Obama’s maiden budget proposes spending of $130 billion for 2010 and $75.5 billion for 2009. There is a further request for $205.5 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan between now and 2010.

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My Comment: Pakistan has a terrible history when it comes to foreign military and non-military assistance. With a lack of accountability, and no follow up on disbursements of money and resources, any assistance to Pakistan will be a waste of time. The level of corruption and abuse is so rampant, that even I am shocked from what I hear, and from what people who have long time ties to the region are telling me.

But will the U.S. still give some assistance? .... the answer is probably yes, but it is not what the Pakistanis are going to expect.

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