They couldn’t find Osama bin Laden or practically any other major al Qaeda figure on the State Department terrorist list, but don’t blame a lack of money for the inadequacies of the Pakistani police. The Pentagon and State Department forked over $162 million in fiscal 2009 to aid Pakistani cops, second only to Afghanistan in the region. A new Government Accountability Office report says the cash was used to train and equip police and that 39 countries get Pentagon-State funds for counternarcotics, counterterrorism, and anticrime missions. The agency didn’t comment on the value of the Pakistan investment. It says the money supports activities by the Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary, and Antinarcotics Force on the Afghan border to combat the drug trade, crooks, and terrorists.
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