How the CIA agreed to assassinate one of Pakistan's enemies to open the way for drone strikesSubmitted by DeMolay on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 04:05
The CIA allegedly negotiated with Pakistani intelligence to kill a Pakistan state enemy in exchange for the U.S. receiving access to the country's airspace for the start of their controversial drone campaign.
New York Times national security correspondent Mark Mazzetti suggests in his new book that the CIA
agreed to a secret deal with Pakistan to execute a drone attack in June 2004 that killed Nek Muhammad, a Pashtun tribesman in Waziristan.
That operation served as an initiation test of sorts and allowed the CIA drone program.