30 Jan '18, 11pm

Winter is coming for Pakistan's military as US aid freeze sets in

Winter is coming for Pakistan's military as US aid freeze sets in

The aid freeze has other potentially negative consequences for Pakistan. Islamabad has long valued its military cooperation with Washington not just because of the ‘guns and money’ but also because of the prestige factor. There is something to be said about enjoying a partnership with the world’s sole superpower. Military collaboration has also afforded Pakistan access to other US military resources, such as study arrangements at US military academies and other training opportunities for Pakistani military forces. Extended aid freezes — particularly if coupled with additional punitive measures that further undercut bilateral security cooperation — could reduce if not eliminate these opportunities.

Full article: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/01/31/winter-is-coming-...

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