বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খণ্ড
We may well discover that most of our military aid is not only a waste of the taxpayer's money, but does more harm than good. The events in East Pakistan are one more compelling reason why the congress must re-examine our entire military aid program.
Finally, it is inexcusable that the United States has been so long in expressing its concern to the Government of Pakistan over the hideous loss of civilian life in the East.
A nation founded on the basis of decent humanitarian principles should express such concern as a matter of course. But when weapons supplied by that nation are being used to kill and main-by either side in an internal conflict-then that nation has an inescapable responsibility to speak out.
When bureaucratic inertia or political equivocation silence basic humanitarian concern, we lose what could be best and most honest about America's foreign policy."
Dear Mr. Secretary,
We are deeply disturbed over the recent bloodshed in East Pakistan. Journalists and other eyewitnesses report much indiscriminate Killing of unarmed civilians.
In the interest of genuine non-interference by the United States in these political and military developments, it seems to us very important that any American involvement or responsibility in the civil strife in Pakistan-even the most indirect-be clarified and detailed as thoroughly as possible. We would therefore appreciate your response to the following questions:
1.What is the extent, magnitude and timing of our military aid commitments to Pakistan in the current and upcoming fiscal years, including grants and sales, both lethal and nonlethal spares, and regular military shipments? Have American arms been used against unarmed civilians in the current Pakistani civil strife? What would be our response if the Government of Pakistan asked us for additional military assistance?
2. What is the extent, magnitude and timing of our bilateral economic aid to Pakistan (exclusive of shipments under PL. 480 and cyclone reconstruction aid) in the current and upcoming fiscal years? What is the magnitude of our aid to Pakistan through multilateral organizations? Has this aid, directly or indirectly, been used in support of military actions by either side in the Pakistani civil strife? Could it be so used?
3. What is the extent, magnitude and timing of our economic aid to Pakistan under each title of PL. 480 in the current and upcoming fiscal years? Again, do we have any evidence that this aid is being used, or could be used, directly or indirectly in support of military actions in the Pakistani civil strife?
4. With regard to our commitment of relief for cyclone victims in East Pakistan, can we expect that this relief will continue to reach those- in need under the current circumstances?