Pakistan Getting Speedy Military Aid Delivery From Pentagon
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
After recent militant attacks in Pakistan that killed about 150, the Pentagon is pushing forward with plans to send about $200 million in military aid—in the form of equipment and “services,” according to Reuters. —KA
Reuters via Google News:
The U.S. military aid is meant to help Pakistan mount a long-awaited ground offensive against Taliban fighters in their South Waziristan stronghold along the border with Afghanistan, where U.S. and NATO forces are fighting a growing insurgency.
Hit by string of brazen militant attacks in the past 11 days that have killed about 150 people, Islamabad says a ground offensive by its troops is imminent.
“Each one of these attacks is troublesome,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. “But the Pakistan government remains committed to addressing the threat there.”
AP / K.M.Chaudary
Pakistan army arrives Thursday in Lahore at a police training school that had been stormed by terrorists.