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A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood

A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood

By MARK MAZZETTI
Published: April 6, 2013

Nek Muhammad knew he was being followed.

On a hot day in June 2004, the Pashtun tribesman was lounging inside a mud compound in South Waziristan, speaking by satellite phone to one of the many reporters who regularly interviewed him on how he had fought and humbled Pakistan’s army in the country’s western mountains. He asked one of his followers about the strange, metallic bird hovering above him.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/world/asia/origins-of-cias...