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In Sign of Normalization, Pentagon to Reimburse Pakistan $688 Million
www.nytimes.com-December 18, 2012
The Pentagon quietly notified Congress this month that it would reimburse Pakistan nearly $700 million for the cost of stationing 140,000 troops on the border with Afghanistan, an effort to normalize support for the Pakistani military after nearly two years of crises and mutual retaliation.
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U.S. May Place Group With Ties to Pakistan on Terror List
www.nytimes.com-August 31, 2012
With a Congressional reporting deadline looming, the Obama administration appears ready to designate the Haqqani network as a terrorist organization, risking a new breach in relations with Pakistan.
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U.S. and Pakistan Hint at Deal to Reopen NATO Supply Routes
www.nytimes.com-July 03, 2012
American and Pakistani officials voiced cautious optimism on Monday that a deal to reopen NATO’s supply routes into neighboring Afghanistan was near, a move that would end a seven-month stalemate between the two countries.
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Drone Strikes Continue in Pakistan as Tension Increases and Senate Panel Cuts Aid
www.nytimes.com-May 25, 2012
As tension between Pakistan and the United States deepened on multiple fronts on Thursday, a Senate panel voted to cut aid to Pakistan further, and C.I.A. drone strikes continued in northwestern Pakistan for a second consecutive day despite Pakistani condemnation.
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Signs of an Asian Arms Buildup in India’s Missile Test
www.nytimes.com-April 20, 2012
India’s successful test on Thursday of a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead is the latest escalation of an arms race in Asia, where the assertiveness and rising military power of China has rattled the region and prompted a forceful response from the Obama administration.
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Top U.S. war commanders meet with Pakistan’s army chief
www.washingtonpost.com-March 28, 2012
Two U.S. generals met with Pakistan’s army chief on Wednesday for high-stakes talks aimed at nudging Islamabad to resume a cooperative relationship with the United States.
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Pakistan Al-Qaeda chief 'killed by US drone'
http://news.yahoo.com-February 09, 2012
US missiles on Thursday killed the most senior Pakistani in Al-Qaeda, one of the Americans' main targets in the country and wanted for attacks that killed scores of people, officials said.
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U.S. Sending Commander to Repair Ties With Pakistan
www.nytimes.com-February 07, 2012
A senior American military commander is expected to travel to Pakistan this month in what Obama administration officials say is the first step toward thawing a strategic relationship that has been in effect frozen for more than two months.
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Civilian Deaths Due to Drones Are Not Many, Obama Says
www.nytimes.com-January 31, 2012
President Obama on Monday defended the use of drones to strike suspected terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere, saying the clandestine program was “kept on a very tight leash” and enabled the United States to use “pinpoint” targeting to avoid more intrusive military action
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As U.S.-Pakistani relations sink, nations try to figure out ‘a new normal’
www.washingtonpost.com-January 17, 2012
In a call to her Pakistani counterpart this month, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated the Obama administration’s counterterrorism “red line”: The United States reserved the right to attack anyone who it determined posed a direct threat to U.S. national security, anywhere in the world.
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