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WASHINGTON: The US State Department is seeking funds from Congress to resume its military education and training facilities for Pakistan, says a document released on Tuesday.

In its budget requests for the fiscal year 2021, the department sought a total of $104.9 million for its International Military Education and Training (IMET) programme, informing Congress that IMET “serves as an effective means to strengthen military alliances and international coalitions critical to US national security goals and regional stability”.

Out of these $104.9 million, the department is seeking $12.7 million for training military officers from the South and Central Asian region, which includes $3.5 million for resuming this facility for Pakistan.

The budget proposal notes that IMET programmes in South and Central Asia “support the Indo-Pacific Strategy by focusing on professionalising the defence forces of regional partners, emphasising professional military education, respect for the rule of law, human rights, and civilian control of the military”.

The facility includes “English language training to improve the ability of partner services to work with the United States,” the note adds.

Although the request includes the entire South and Central Asian region, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal are classified as “priority recipients”.

The Trump administration approved the resumption of military education and training facilities for Pakistan in December 2019, saying that it was doing so to “improve bilateral cooperation on shared priorities”.

The State Department administers the IMET programme, which enables Pakistan and other countries to send their officers to US institutions.

A US official later pointed out that President Donald Trump’s security assistance suspension announced in January 2018 authorised “narrow exceptions for programme that support vital US national security interests”, making room to restart some programmes with Pakistan.

“The administration has approved the resumption of IMET programme for Pakistan as one such exception, subject to Congressional approval,” the official added.

Relations between the United States and Pakistan started to strain in 2011 when Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was tracked and killed in Abbottabad by US special forces without informing Islamabad.

Published in Dawn, February 12th, 2020
 

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WASHINGTON: The US State Department is seeking funds from Congress to resume its military education and training facilities for Pakistan, says a document released on Tuesday.

In its budget requests for the fiscal year 2021, the department sought a total of $104.9 million for its International Military Education and Training (IMET) programme, informing Congress that IMET “serves as an effective means to strengthen military alliances and international coalitions critical to US national security goals and regional stability”.

Out of these $104.9 million, the department is seeking $12.7 million for training military officers from the South and Central Asian region, which includes $3.5 million for resuming this facility for Pakistan.

The budget proposal notes that IMET programmes in South and Central Asia “support the Indo-Pacific Strategy by focusing on professionalising the defence forces of regional partners, emphasising professional military education, respect for the rule of law, human rights, and civilian control of the military”.

The facility includes “English language training to improve the ability of partner services to work with the United States,” the note adds.

Although the request includes the entire South and Central Asian region, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal are classified as “priority recipients”.

The Trump administration approved the resumption of military education and training facilities for Pakistan in December 2019, saying that it was doing so to “improve bilateral cooperation on shared priorities”.

The State Department administers the IMET programme, which enables Pakistan and other countries to send their officers to US institutions.

A US official later pointed out that President Donald Trump’s security assistance suspension announced in January 2018 authorised “narrow exceptions for programme that support vital US national security interests”, making room to restart some programmes with Pakistan.

“The administration has approved the resumption of IMET programme for Pakistan as one such exception, subject to Congressional approval,” the official added.

Relations between the United States and Pakistan started to strain in 2011 when Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was tracked and killed in Abbottabad by US special forces without informing Islamabad.

Published in Dawn, February 12th, 2020
Pointless —

Should give me the money so I can teach the US how not to get stuck in the desert and mountains for 15+ years.
 

IceCold

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The americans are high on some serious shit. Did we even requested resuming of military training? There was a time when this was much sort out for however today Pakistan itself is well versed in art of COIN and Warfare. Apart from that we have training facilities now available with China and Russia. This is something we should be looking at and not the americans producing double agents in the name of training. Since their network was busted and Brig got hanged, they might be looking at new molls to be planted in the name of training. **** No!
 

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They need more moles bc the previous batchs were cought!!
WASHINGTON: The US State Department is seeking funds from Congress to resume its military education and training facilities for Pakistan, says a document released on Tuesday.

In its budget requests for the fiscal year 2021, the department sought a total of $104.9 million for its International Military Education and Training (IMET) programme, informing Congress that IMET “serves as an effective means to strengthen military alliances and international coalitions critical to US national security goals and regional stability”.

Out of these $104.9 million, the department is seeking $12.7 million for training military officers from the South and Central Asian region, which includes $3.5 million for resuming this facility for Pakistan.

The budget proposal notes that IMET programmes in South and Central Asia “support the Indo-Pacific Strategy by focusing on professionalising the defence forces of regional partners, emphasising professional military education, respect for the rule of law, human rights, and civilian control of the military”.

The facility includes “English language training to improve the ability of partner services to work with the United States,” the note adds.

Although the request includes the entire South and Central Asian region, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal are classified as “priority recipients”.

The Trump administration approved the resumption of military education and training facilities for Pakistan in December 2019, saying that it was doing so to “improve bilateral cooperation on shared priorities”.

The State Department administers the IMET programme, which enables Pakistan and other countries to send their officers to US institutions.

A US official later pointed out that President Donald Trump’s security assistance suspension announced in January 2018 authorised “narrow exceptions for programme that support vital US national security interests”, making room to restart some programmes with Pakistan.

“The administration has approved the resumption of IMET programme for Pakistan as one such exception, subject to Congressional approval,” the official added.

Relations between the United States and Pakistan started to strain in 2011 when Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was tracked and killed in Abbottabad by US special forces without informing Islamabad.

Published in Dawn, February 12th, 2020
 

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Why Pakistan is even considering such non sensical measures which make no sense and neither will upgrade the fighting capabilities of Pakistani armed forces. All we should be demanding the American side are the profitable trade/economic deals and that's about it.
 

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