Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif with his easy mark
Why not? The Pakistanis have been such wonderfully reliable allies so far. What’s a few million or billion in U.S. counterterror aid funnelled to al-Qaeda among friends?
“US-Pak agree to continue counter terrorism cooperation beyond Afghanistan,” from FirstPost, November 23:
Washington: A meeting of top defence official of the US and Pakistan have agreed to continue their counter-terrorism co-operation and strengthen their military to military ties in coming years, much beyond their cooperation in Afghanistan.
The 22nd meeting of the Defence Consultative Group (DCG) held at the Pentagon was co-chaired by the US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy James N Miller and Pak Lt Gen (Rtd) Asif Yasin Malik, on Thursday and Friday.
“Affirming their mutual commitment to a strong defence relationship, the delegations agreed that Pakistan-US defence partnership is vital to regional and international security and that it should continue to endure and grow in the years ahead,” said a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the meeting.
“Both delegations welcomed continued efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation based on mutual interests and trust. Both delegations acknowledged that bilateral counter terrorism cooperation has been critical to weakening violent extremists and agreed that it will continue after 2014,” the joint statement said yesterday….