Military Capabilities

US Congress approves reprogramming of DoD funds initially meant for Pakistan

11 October 2018

The US Congress approved in late September the reprogramming of USD300 million in Department of Defense (DoD) Coalition Support Funds (CSFs) originally meant for Pakistan but held back for months due to what Washington has described as a lack of decisive Pakistani actions in countering terrorism.

These funds have now been applied to "various other requirements within the DoD prior to the end of fiscal year 2018 [FY 2018]," Pentagon spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Koné Faulkner told Jane's on 9 October, pointing out that Washington's suspension of security assistance to Pakistan, which includes CSF reimbursements, "remains in place".

"We continue to press Pakistan to indiscriminately target all terrorist groups, including the 'Haqqani Network' and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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