U.S. Plans Increased Military Aid for Pakistan

The Obama administration is planning to ramp up military hold up to the Pakistani army as part of an effort to influence Islamabad to do far additional to war Islamic militants.

Top U.S. policy makers, who will meet with their Pakistani counterpart in Washington this week, say they hesitation Islamabad will agree in the close to term to mount a major army campaign against al Qaeda-linked militants in their biggest sanctuary bordering Afghanistan, officials say.

In its place, American officials are approaching Pakistan to agree to interim steps to increase force on the militant groups, such as by carrying out more under attack operations using U.S.-trained special operations units, according to officials close to the discussions.

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