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More drone strikes, less cash: Trump may get tough with Pak over terror

The US is currently reviewing its strategy in Afghanistan and its relationship with Islamabad

Reuters  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump's administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan, U.S. officials tell Reuters. Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding U.S. drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and perhaps eventually downgrading Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Some U.S. officials, however, are sceptical of the prospects for success, arguing ...

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 16:18 IST
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