Securing, Stabilizing, and Developing Pakistan's Border Area With Afghanistan

Securing, Stabilizing, and Developing Pakistan's Border Area With Afghanistan

Key Issues for Congressional Oversight : Report to Congressional Requesters

Printed Ephemera - 2009
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Since 2002, destroying the terrorist threat and closing the terrorist safe haven along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan have been key national security goals. The United States has provided Pakistan, an important ally in the war on terror, with more than $12.3 billion for a variety of activities, in part to address these goals. About half of this amount has been to reimburse Pakistan for military-related support, including combat operations in and around the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Despite 6 years of U.S. and Pakistani government efforts, al Qaeda has regenerated its ability to attack the United States and continues to maintain a safe haven in Pakistan's FATA. As the United States considers how it will go forward with efforts to assist Pakistan in securing, stabilizing, and developing its FATA and Western Frontier bordering Afghanistan, it is vital that efforts to develop a comprehensive plan using all elements of national power be completed and that continued oversight and accountability over funds used for these efforts are in place.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2009]
Branch Call Number: GA 1.13:GAO-09-263 SP
Characteristics: iv, 55 p. : digital, PDF file

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