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Rockntractor
07-09-2011, 11:08 PM
By ERIC SCHMITT and JANE PERLEZ
Published: July 9, 2011




WASHINGTON ó The Obama administration is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military, in a move to chasten Pakistan for expelling American military trainers and to press its army to fight militants more effectively.
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Times Topic: Pakistan

Coupled with a statement from the top American military officer last week linking Pakistanís military spy agency to the recent murder of a Pakistani journalist, the halting or withdrawal of military equipment and other aid to Pakistan illustrates the depth of the debate inside the Obama administration over how to change the behavior of one of its key counterterrorism partners.

Altogether, about $800 million in military aid and equipment, or over one-third of the more than $2 billion in annual American security assistance to Pakistan, could be affected, three senior United States officials said.
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