US / Pakistan relations during OEF

US/Pakistan relations during OEF

and Foreign military sales.

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Skirmishes between US and Pakistanese troops during operation enduring freedom in Afghanistan started in june 2008, and have since then sow discord between the two countries. In 2011, after the Salala incident had killed 24 Pakistanese soldiers on the poorly defined border, Pakistan closed the ISAF supply lines for 9 months.
The ISAF supply lines that runs from Karachi to Afghanistan are much shorter than those from the NDN ( Northern Distribution Network ) and logicaly much cheaper.

The increasing number of UAV strikes in the FATA ( Federaly Administered Tribal Areas ) have also been sources of critics from Pakistanese officials.

Foreign Military Sales

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*1: 8 P-3 Orion MPA. *2: 6 C-130E. *3: 1 Oliver Hazard Perry FFG. *4: 20 AH-1F helicopters. 
*5: 5600 military radios. *6: 6 AN/TPS-77 radars. *7: 2007 BGM-71 missiles.*8: 60 update kits for F-16A/B fighters. *9: 115 M-109 SPH. *10: 1600 Paveway kits. *11: 18 F-16C/D fighters. 
*12: 6 Phalanx CIWS. *13: 100 RGM-84 missiles. *14: 500 JDAM bombs. *15: 500 AIM-120 missiles. *16: 500 AIM-9 missiles *17: 14 F-16A/B fighters. *18: 59 T-37 aircrafts.

FMS ( Foreign Military Sales ) and FMF ( Foreign Military Financing ) programs facilitates arms deal to foreign governments. The FMS program  act as a go-between for the US arms companies and foreign governments, while the FMF program provides grants for the acquisition of U.S. defense equipment. 
According to the US DoS ( Department of State ) website, the objectives pursued by FMF are:   
  • Improve the military capabilities of key friendly countries to contribute to international crisis response operations, including peacekeeping and humanitarian crisis.
  • Promote bilateral, regional and multilateral coalition efforts, notably in the global war on terrorism.
  • Maintain support for democratically-elected governments that share values similar to the United States for democracy, human rights, and regional stability.
  • Enhance rationalization, standardization, and interoperability of military forces of friendly countries and allies.
  • Assist the militaries of friendly countries and allies to procure U.S. defense articles and services that strengthen legitimate self-defense capabilities and security needs.
  • Enhance rationalization, standardization, and interoperability of military forces of friendly countries and allies.
  • Support the U.S. industrial base by promoting the export of U.S. defense-related goods and services.

    EDA stand for Excess Defense Articles.

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