Reports have said that the Osama bin Laden raid by Navy SEALs in Pakistan was one of the main reasons that the United States stopped offering aid to Pakistan. CS Monitor reported on Oct. 20, 2013, that even though Pakistan allegedly knew about bin Laden's hiding spot; President Barack Obama is considering bringing billions of dollars of aid back to the country.
Relations have seemed to improve so much on both sides that the United States is giving aid to Pakistan once again, but very quietly. So far, that aid has resulted in more than $1.6 billion in military and economic aid for Pakistan.
This comes on the heels of news that some in the Pentagon believe members of Pakistan's government actually knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding. That alleged information comes also with President Obama having said that bin Laden would have escaped if Pakistan't government had been told about the raid in advance.
As descriptions have told, bin Laden's final hideout was said to have been around the corner from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point. Obviously, Pakistan denies knowledge of anything such as this.
Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's new prime minister, is soon traveling to Washington D.C. to meet with President Obama and reportedly have the entire Osama bin Laden raid behind everyone. The billions of aid to Pakistan is going to be released to the country as part of what is being called "strategic dialogue."
President Obama believes the aid to Pakistan is vital as U.S. military troops are pulled out of Afghanistan along the Pakistani border.