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Billions in US aid never reached Pakistan army

• AP
The United States has long suspected that much of the billions of dollars it has sent Pakistan to battle militants has been diverted to the domestic economy and other causes, such as fighting India.

Now the scope and longevity of the misuse is becoming clear: Between 2002 and 2008, while al-Qaida regrouped, only $500 million of the $6.6 billion in American aid actually made it to the Pakistani military, two army generals tell The Associated Press.

The account of the generals, who asked to remain anonymous because military rules forbid them from speaking publicly, was backed up by other retired and active generals, former bureaucrats and government ministers.


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Comment by Lola Flores
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 Yes, and?  Isn't it a well-known secret that the US is financing both sides of that war?  And isn't that usually what the US does anyway, finance both sides of every quagmire it causes in the world?

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