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With US policy shift will come losses for Pakistan

Disengagement likely to reduce aid and prestige

NEW YORK — From multibillion-dollar military aid to stealthy and secretive drone strikes, Pakistan, perhaps even more than Afghanistan, has been the central focus of America’s 12-year war on Islamist militancy.

Now, as President Obama’s landmark policy speech on Thursday made clear, all of that is changing. Drone strikes are dwindling, the war in Afghanistan is drawing to a close, and the battle against Al Qaeda is receding.

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