The US has been reluctant to cut ties or meaningfully confront Pakistan over its treachery because the supply line that keeps the coalition fed and equipped in Afghanistan runs through Pakistan, Republican Congressman Ted Poe said in an op-ed in The Washington Times titled 'Pakistan's long history of duplicity'.
"However, this key link does not come free and has even been severed by Pakistan on multiple occasions after violent incidents between their forces and our own," Mr Poe said.
The second legislation would require the US State Department to assess Islamabad's long history of cooperating with terrorists and determine whether or not Pakistan is a state sponsor of terrorism "Pakistan must be held accountable for the American blood on its hands," said Mr Poe, who is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade.
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