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

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Home
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 | Home

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

Why Pakistanis Don't Trust America

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
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.

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

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home
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 | Home

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 fro...

The Red Line of Pakistan's Complicity?

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
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.

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

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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

Pakistan Puts CIA Contractor On Trial For Murder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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

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

GlobalPost | Nicolas Brulliard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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.

U.S. Embassy Official Detained In Pakistan On Murder Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LAHORE (Reuters) - A Pakistani court jailed an American, accused of murdering two Pakistani men during what he said was an attempted robbery, for 14 m...