Politics & Government

May 27, 2009

Iraq redux? Obama seeks funds for Pakistan super-embassy

The Obama administration has asked Congress for $736 million to a build a new U.S. embassy and housing complex in Islamabad. The scale of the project rivals the giant U.S. embassy in Iraq, which cost $740 million. The new building is needed to support a "surge" of U.S. civilians, officials said.

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