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U.S. to Give More Support to Pakistan

The U.S. will offer Pakistan more military, intelligence, and economic support, hoping to remove the country's excuses for its inability to control Taliban activity along its borders. Pakistani officials have answered American complaints about their ineffectual response to radical activity with complaints of their own about the lack of support and understanding of their security priorities. The administration's new strategy, developed during a recent review of the war in Afghanistan, is an attempt to call Pakistan's bluff, but also to ease anti-American tensions in the country and develop trust. Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the message when he visits this week.