F-16 Sale to Pakistan – US Seeks Congressional Nod

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  • After notifying Congress of its intention to sell eight F-16 fighter planes to Pakistan, the Obama administration has quickly moved for Congressional approval for financing the deal.
  • The administration’s request to Congress is for the first tranche of money, though the exact amount sought was not immediately known.
  • Sources familiar with the developments pointed out that the the administration will find it tough to win a vote for financing the deal.