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Pakistan Says It Needs F-16s From US for Counterterrorism

Pakistan said Monday at the start of strategic talks with the United States that a contentious sale of F-16 fighter jets would strengthen the South Asian nation's ability to mount counterterrorist operations and promote regional stability.   The U.S. government this month approved the sale of the aircraft, radar and electronic warfare equipment to Pakistan in a deal worth nearly $700 million.   Neighboring India opposes the sale, which has drawn criticism from some U.S....

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