hahahha... i told you faggies... killing our soldiers carried a high price
so from dec 2011 to May 2012 = 6 months = USD 600m at least!!!..... at this rate the death of 24 Pak troopers would have cost greater than 2 billion by the end of thier flee from Afganistan
stupid americans thank you for not apologising
Panetta urges conditions for aid to Pakistan
By: Special Correspondent | June 14, 2012 | 0
WASHINGTON The United States should examine setting conditions for aid to Pakistan but not cutting it off, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Wednesday, as he disclosed that Islamabads closure of supply routes to the Afghan war cost American taxpayers millions of dollars a month.
Panetta said that Pakistans closure of NATO supply routes is costing the US $100 million a month as goods trucks have to cover longer distance through Central Asia. The result of that is that its very expensive because were using the northern transit route in order to withdraw our forces and also be able to supply our forces, Panetta told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defence.
Panetta also said that the United States should examine setting conditions for aid to Pakistan but not cutting it off.
Asked during a Senate budget hearing whether he would recommend halting aid to Pakistan, Panetta said: Id be very careful about just shutting it down.
What I would do is look at conditions for what we expect them to do, Panetta said, without elaborating. He agreed to help write a letter to Congress with his recommendations for how to proceed with aid for the Pakistani military and government.
The comments came less than a week after Panetta, on a trip to Kabul, said the United States was reaching the limits of its patience with Pakistan because of the safe havens the country offered to insurgents fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan.
The American war effort there has become more costly, Panetta said on Wednesday, because of Pakistans decision last November to ban trucks from carrying supplies to NATO forces in landlocked Afghanistan.
The Pentagon has previously estimated that it cost between two and three times more to send supplies through the so-called Northern Distribution Network, but declined to offer a dollar figure on the costs. One of the sticking points in the negotiations has been Pakistani demands that the United States apologise for the November strike, something the Pentagon has been unwilling to do.
But Panetta acknowledged at the hearing that the apology wasnt the only issue. Theyre asking not only for that, but there are other elements to the negotiation that are also involved that have to be resolved, Panetta said.
Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.