Pentagon suspends $300M in militia support to Pakistan


The Pentagon says it has suspended $300 milllion in militia support to Pakistan for now not doing enough to fight terrorists groups interior its borders.

The announcement comes earlier than an expected day out to Islamabad by Secretary of Enlighten Mike Pompeo and the U.S. militia’s high officer, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers. 

In January, the Pentagon suspended nearly $1 billion in support to Pakistan for what Defense Secretary James Mattis and other high officers said on the time became once Islamabad’s failure to purchase on the Haqqani terrorist network.

That network is believed to be holding western hostages, at the side of Kevin King, a U.S. professor from American University in Kabul who became once kidnapped along with an Australian colleague two years within the past. King became once closing seen in a “proof-of-lifestyles” video, launched closing October.

On the time of the January announcement, the Pentagon said Pakistan can also make support one of the money from the U.S. if it did more to end the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups. 

Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and Enlighten Department producer for Fox News Channel. You would possibly presumably perhaps presumably phrase him on Twitter: @LucasFoxNews

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