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Pak-US Relations
By:Wali Agha, Turkey
Date: Thursday, 16 February 2012, 3:54 pm

Pak climb down over NATO routes:
NATO is being allowed to use Pakistani airspace and land routes to move food supplies
to troops in Afghanistan though border crossings were closed after a cross-border
air strike last year, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar said on Tuesday
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U.S. Bribes Pakistan?
Pakistan to receive $ 2.4 billion US "Aid" The press release stated "$2.2 billion
in assistance to strengthen "democratic and civil institutions "
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Can Pakistan survive without US aid?: The question, however, is to determine
first why Americans aided Pakistan and second what was the money intended for.
And even more importantly, one should determine if indeed Pakistan's economic survival
rests on American aid.
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USAID contractor case renews debate on tactics: The U.S. Agency for International
Development faces skepticism from other countries about its true purpose and warnings
from critics who say it has strayed too much into the world of clandestine operations.
http://bit.ly/z9tf0X [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=iqnuv6bab&et=1109311180217&s=87455&e=001fLAGxnfiGKPeprga2Bu0eeDQ711Cdqj4_DSh3Llp6xj8DU0JqWmeL_C6H7IWUxysftvR0s6peK51OLzYSfIe5Igt4C2RmFUj7QjoVNDfeKQ=]

The Story of How U.S. Special Forces Infiltrated Pakistan: Using valid U.S. passports
and posing as construction and aid workers, dozens of Central Intelligence Agency
operatives and contractors flooded in without the requisite background checks from
the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.
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