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Trump Administration Orders Freeze on Security Aid to Pakistan

The White House on Thursday decided to impose a freeze on all security aid to Pakistan in response to the South Asian country’s refusal to quell terrorist groups, The New York Times reported Thursday. The decision could suspend annual aid worth approximately $1.3 billion, which includes $1.1 billion in Coalition …

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Dawn: Congress Moves to Stall F-16 Fighter Jet Sale to Pakistan

Congress has used clarification notices to delay the Obama administration’s plan to sell eight new Lockheed Martin-built F-16 aircraft to Pakistan, Dawn reported Tuesday. Anwar Iqbal writes the Senate also moved to stall the sale of the fighter jets to Pakistan through a legislative “hold” notice sent to the White …

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Nicholas Rasmussen: Terror Landscape Veers From Central Leadership

Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, outlined the center’s efforts to combat current terrorist threats around the world during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. “[Our] attention is concentrated on the security crises in Iraq and Syria—and rightly so. But we continue to detect, disrupt, and defeat threats from …

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Report: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan Eye Excess US MRAP Vehicles

India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are all vying to acquire mine resistant ambush protected vehicles the U.S. says it does not need, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jeff Schogol writes David Sedney, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, said the excess items were the result of top-priority …

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Report: Pakistan Appoints New Military Chief

The Pakistani government has chosen Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif, a career infantry officer, to serve as the country’s next army chief, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mehreen Zahra-Malik writes the appointment comes as the Middle Eastern nation works to bolster counterinsurgency drive against Taliban and reach an accord with the U.S. to …

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