FBI: Pakistan Military Paid to Influence US Policy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

According to newly unsealed FBI documents, the Pakistani military and its spy agency, the ISI, has spent $4 million over two decades to influence U.S. policy against India. The FBI has also indicted two U.S. citizens in connection with illegally lobbying members of Congress and presidential candidates. Syed Fai, who lives in Virginia, was arrested on Tuesday for failing to register with the Justice Department as an agent of Pakistan. The other man, Zaheer Ahmad, is at large in Pakistan.

Eric Schmitt, terrorism and national security correspondent for The New York Times, reported on this story in today's paper, and talks about the how the potential fallout from the scandal will impact already tenuous relations between the U.S. and Pakistan.

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