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The C.I.A.: A National Liability?

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Michael Brenner

What we see is the portrait of a semi-autonomous agency, poorly led and allowed unjustifiable independence by an absentee president -- an agency that has done grave damage to the security and well-being of the United States.

How A Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against The U.S.

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

The burly American was escorted by Pakistani policemen into a crowded interrogation room. Amid a clatter of ringing mobile phones and cross talk among...

Raymond Davis, Ex-CIA Contractor, Pleads Not Guilty In Colorado Parking Lot Fight

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A former CIA contractor involved in a fatal shootout in Pakistan has pleaded not guilty to assault charges stemming from a fight...

Why Pakistanis Don't Trust America

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Saleem H. Ali

Most Pakistani-Americans, including myself, are relieved that bin Laden is no longer able to plan acts of terrorism. However, what is missing from this narrative is the method used by the CIA to glean the information about his whereabouts.

UPDATE: CIA Contractor Charged In Colo. Parking Lot Fight

AP | By P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 12.17.2011 | Denver

P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A CIA contractor caused a vertebrae fracture and other injuries to a man during a fight ov...

UPDATE:: CIA Contractor Charged In Court After Parking Lot Fight

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | Denver

By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) -- Prosecutors filed a felony assault charge Monday against a CIA contractor accused of getting into a...

CIA Operative Charged In Colo. Parking Lot Fight

AP | Posted 12.02.2011 | Denver

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Colorado authorities say a man accused of shooting and killing two men while working as CIA contractor in Pakistan face...

A Message to My Fellow Pakistanis in the Post-Osama World

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

Let's forget about who is an "agent" of who. Let's not allow every conversation after an incident to devolve into random whodunit speculation. Let's stop trying to focus on who killed how many people and why. That's not in our control.

Source: NATO Helicopters Return Fire After Being Attacked From Across Pakistan Border

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

May 17, 2011 7:44:26 AM KABUL, May 17 (Reuters) - Two NATO helicopters supporting a coalition base in eastern Afghanistan came under fire twice...

The Red Line of Pakistan's Complicity?

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Kristen Breitweiser

With all the hullabaloo surrounding bin Laden's execution, let's not lose sight of the fact that while it is undoubtedly a SOCOM success story, it is also a stunning seven-year-fumble by U.S. intelligence and foreign policy.

Boehner: U.S. Needs To Maintain Relationship With Pakistan

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration was investigating whether Pakistan knew Osama bin Laden was hiding deep inside the country as House Speaker Joh...

Pakistan Cancels U.S.-Afghan Talks After Strike

AP | By MUNIR AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan pulled out of talks this month with the United States on the future of Afghanistan in protest of an especially deadly American m...

Clinton Denies U.S. Paid For Acquittal In Pakistan Murder Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO (Reuters) - The United States did not pay compensation to the families of two Pakistanis killed by a CIA contractor who was acquitted of the...

CIA Contractor Accused Of Murder Freed In Pakistan

AP | BABAR DOGAR and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — An American CIA contractor who shot and killed two Pakistani men was released from prison Wednesday and left Pakistan after m...

The Embarrassments of Empire

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Sovereign nations cannot have feelings as people do -- but there are times when they would blush if they could. The ascent of the administration to the perfection of embarrassment was gradual, and its stages deserve to be remembered.

American Could Be Freed By 'Blood Money,' Lawyer Suggests

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Since his brother was shot and killed by an American CIA contractor last month, scores of Islamist politicians have met with ...

Pakistan Puts CIA Contractor On Trial For Murder

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court adjourned on Friday the trial of a CIA contractor charged with killing two Pakistanis until March 3, d...

C.I.A. Agent Held By Pakistan Sparks Conspiracy Theories

GlobalPost | Nicolas Brulliard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The killing of two Pakistanis by an American citizen in the eastern city of Lahore late last month may have turned into a nightm...

Raymond Davis -- Deport the Killer

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shahid Mahmood

Policies of appeasement allow military contractors a free license to patrol and kill in Pakistan -- in the case of Raymond Davis, the ability to fire on his assailants 10 times.

All-American Decline in a New World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

History is being reshaped in such a way that previously major events may all be dwarfed by this new moment. Yet inside the Washington echo chamber, in which it can only hear itself talking, thoughts about such developments dawn slowly.

CIA Status Improves the Case for Diplomatic Immunity

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Raymond Davis, charged with killing two men in Pakistan, has been confirmed by the U.S. government to be an officer of the CIA. Davis the military contractor is in a weaker position than Davis the officer of the CIA.

Arrest of CIA Agent Sheds Light on American Covert War in Pakistan, Straining U.S.-Pakistani Relations

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

U.S. officials have admitted an American detained in Pakistan for the murder of two men was a CIA agent and a former employee of the private security ...

Why Didn't US Media Report Pakistan Shooter's CIA Ties?

Yahoo! News | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times, Washington Post, and Associated Press reported Monday that Raymond Davis--an American who shot two men in Pakistan last month--was...

American Held In Pakistan Shootings Worked With C.I.A.

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Raymond Davis, the American held in Pakistan on double murder charges for a shooting in Lahore last month, is employed...

Dangers in U.S.-Pakistan Rift

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Pakistan over Embassy employee Raymond Davis's comes at a time when Pakistan is increasingly challenged by growing violence and a teetering economy.