Via Free Beacon:

President Obama is proposing to increase U.S assistance to Pakistan, despite the country’s continued support for terrorism and violence against American interests.

Obama’s recently unveiled 2013 budget proposal seeks to boost aid to Pakistan to $2.4 billion, a sizable increase from the $1.9 billion the country received in 2011.

The money would aim to “strengthen democratic and civil institutions that provide a bulwark against extremism,” according to the State Department’s breakdown of the budget. A significant portion of the aid would also fund the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund, as well as the Pakistani military.

But U.S. relations with Pakistan have spiraled downward over the past year, leaving some observers to question the administration’s funding strategy.

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