U.S. to deliver two F-16s to Pakistan
30 Jul 2005
The Bush administration has approved an initial shipment to Pakistan of two older but refurbished F-16s. A larger sale of newer fighter planes is still in the works. The sale of F-16s to Pakistan had been blocked since 1990 because of Pakistan's nuclear program. The U.S. changed its policy and declared Pakistan a major U.S. ally following Pakistan's support in the War on Terror.