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Barack Obama signs massive defence budget; $1 bn to Pakistan

Dec 20, 2014    

Washington: US President Barack Obama has signed a massive annual defence policy bill which grants $1 billion to Pakistan for the expenses made by its army in support of the US military operations in war-torn Afghanistan.The National Defence Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2015, signed by Obama yesterday, sets overall defence spending at $578 billion which has provision for release of Coalition Support Fund amounting to $1 billion to Pakistan.CSF is not a military aid but a reimbursement to Pakistan for the expenses made by the its army in support of the US military operations in Afghani...

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