Jul 12, 2011

Pakistan Says They're Taking Their Ball Back

Pakistan just threatened to pull back its troops from the border with Afghanistan, as Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar said his country could not afford to keep forces deployed there following the suspension of US military assistance.

Reacting to the Obama Administration's decision to suspend $ 800 million aid to Pakistan, Mukhtar said this would force the country to pull back troops from nearly 1,100 check posts set up along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The check posts were set up as part of understanding with Washington to beef up security in the restive tribal belt.

The minister disclosed that $ 300 million of the suspended aid was specifically meant for troops serving in this troubled region.

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Really, Pak, do you mind telling me when you started fighting the Taliban?

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