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Pak to be reimbursed $688 mn by pentagon

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 normalise support for the Pakistani military after nearly two years of crises and mutual retaliation.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2012 00:01 IST

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 normalise support for the Pakistani military after nearly two years of crises and mutual retaliation.

The biggest proponent of putting foreign aid and military reimbursements to Pakistan on a steady footing is the man President Obama is leaning toward naming as secretary of state: senator John Kerry.

Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has served as an envoy to Pakistan, including after the killing of Osama bin Laden.