Reports: Pakistan Wants CIA To Reduce Its Presence : The Two-Way Tensions between the CIA and Pakistan's spy agency reached new lows earlier this year after CIA contractor Raymond Davis shot and killed two Pakistani men.
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Reports: Pakistan Wants CIA To Reduce Its Presence

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Reports: Pakistan Wants CIA To Reduce Its Presence

Reports: Pakistan Wants CIA To Reduce Its Presence

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CIA: And, Rachel, I understand the Pakistani spy chief came in with some demands. What is he asking for?

RACHEL MARTIN: U.S. officials say that the drone-strike campaign in Pakistan has proved to be the most successful way to disrupt terrorist networks operating in the northwestern part of the country. There were more than a hundred last year alone, and the ISI is not necessarily given a heads-up before these things happen.

: Rachel, how much of this dispute between the CIA and the ISI is all about the killings committed by the CIA contractor Raymond Davis?

MARTIN: So Pakistanis are essentially saying enough is enough. If the U.S. is going to continue its intelligence operations in Pakistan, the CIA has to include the ISI.

: And how is the CIA treating these requests?

MARTIN: So, Robert, the suggestion there is that Pakistan isn't pulling its weight when it comes to fighting terrorist networks operating on its own soil, or that the Pakistanis have perhaps threatened to pull back on counterterrorism if the CIA doesn't come clean about all of their operations.

: Well, how likely is it that the CIA would be so open with the Pakistanis?

MARTIN: And one former CIA official told me that all this just means that the CIA is going to have to work even harder at getting its people into Pakistan on the ground there and then keeping their missions a secret.

: OK. Thank you, Rachel.

MARTIN: You're welcome.

: That's NPR national security correspondent Rachel Martin.

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