Don’t worry. This will make Pakistan stable. Uh, won’t it?
From India Defence (thanks to Dav):
Lockheed Martin Corp was awarded a $498.2 million contract to supply F-16 aircraft to Pakistan, the U.S. Pentagon said on Monday, as Pakistani officials mulled whether to go ahead with a Jan. 8 election after the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.
Lockheed will sell 12 F-16C plus 6 F-16D planes to Pakistan under the contract, the Pentagon said in its daily list of defense contract awards. The U.S. Defense Department, which oversees sales of military weapons to foreign governments, did not say how soon the fighter jets would be delivered.
Pakistan has received about $10 billion in U.S. funding since 2001 because Washington views Pakistan as a key ally in President George W. Bush’s campaign against terrorism….
And look at all we have to show for it!