US and Pakistan struggle with ‘unhappy’ alliance (AP) – 969th Edition

17 04 2011

TO GO WITH PAKISTAN US RELATIONS BY KATHY GANNON. Pakistani protesters burn representation of the U.S flag to condemn U. S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas where al-Qaida and Taliban militants hiding along the Afghanistan border, in Multan, Pakistan on Thursday April 14, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama came to office pledging to spend billions in strengthening relations with Pakistan, but 2 1/2 years later, he appears to have made little progress in that goal, with officials from both countries saying ties are deeply troubled.(AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)AP – When U.S. President Barack Obama inherited Washington’s partnership with Pakistan, he kept the money flowing in hopes that stronger ties would help end the Afghan war and give Pakistan more tools to keep its nuclear arsenal from falling into extremists’ hands.

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