From 2002 to 2007, more than half of the $10.6 billion in U.S. aid allocated to Pakistan has taken the form of Coalition Support Funds, through which Pakistan is reimbursed for its expenses as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The accounting process spans four cities and several months:
SOURCE: Staff reports | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post - February 21, 2008
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