Pakistan: Should a Friend in Need Be a Friend in Deed?

Few nations have received as much U.S. aid in recent years as has Pakistan—and few have used it so well. Since 1952, some $3.2 billion in cash grants, loans and food have gone into everything from villages and power grids to harbors and hospitals, not to mention another $1.5 billion to modernize the military. So efficiently have the Pakistanis employed their aid to reach a healthy 6% economic growth rate that economists have begun to refer to the "Pakistan example" as a measure of achievement for underdeveloped nations.

Nevertheless, further U.S. assistance to Pakistan...

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