US defers $800 million of military aid to Pakistan

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The United States is suspending as much as $800 million of military aid to Pakistan, in a bid to change the behavior of one of America's most crucial – and controversial –  partners. The move is an effort to admonish the country for expelling U.S. military trainers, and show disapproval for terrorist activities, such as the slaying  in May of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad, whose death has recently been linked to Pakistan's powerful spy agency.   Eric Schmitt,  a reporter covering terrorism and national security issues for our partner The New York Times, joins us to discuss how the deferral will impact our relationship with Pakistan and our  counterterrorism  efforts there.  
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