The Obama administration is expected to announce $2 billion in aid for the Pakistan military today. But certain units won’t get any money because they may have committed torture and summary execution. A 1997 law prevent U.S. aid from going to foreign military groups suspected of atrocities. A source tells the New York Times, the Pakistani troops in question conducted offensives against Taliban fighters in the Swat Valley and South Waziristan.
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