A perilous course : U.S. strategy and assistance to Pakistan by Craig Cohen; Frederick Barton; Center for Strategic and

By Craig Cohen; Frederick Barton; Center for Strategic and International Studies

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S. S. S. government is “not just 37 going to dump money out of airplanes,” the challenges of operating in this environment are considerable. A 2003 assessment by the British government argued that the poverty of the tribal areas—where as much of 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and where more than half of the population lacks access to clean drinking water—cannot be separated from the continued reliance on the traditional power structures of tribal maliks and the Pakistani government’s political agents.

S. military personnel the opportunity to build relationships with their counterparts in a way that providing military hardware or making quick country visits does not permit. S. Departments of State and Justice have a number of internal securityrelated programs focused on Pakistan’s border areas, including programs in counternarcotics, antitrafficking, and police reform. More than 25 percent of poppies produced in Afghanistan, for instance, are trafficked through Pakistan. The value of goods and people smuggled through Pakistan each year has been estimated at more than $30 billion, or roughly one-tenth of the country’s official 27 GDP.

Government—nor have they been aggregated and broken down for public consumption. S. S. government see only 2 limited pieces of the overall assistance budget. S. S. government is spending in Pakistan, at least in a form disaggregated by sectors and accounts. S. S. government? S. government engages the world through virtually all of its departments and agencies. ”4 It is no wonder, then, that the Pakistan assistance package is often uncoordinated and less than transparent. S. officials how much money the United States was spending in Pakistan, their replies ranged from $800 million per year to more than $5 billion per year.

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