The past year has seen the number of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan plummet. In the first three months of 2012, there were 11, compared with 21 in the first three months of 2011 and a record 28 in the first quarter of 2010.
Pakistan has temporarily stopped cooperating with American intelligence officials after the furor caused by the arrest and release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who fatally shot two Pakistanis earlier this year, a senior Pakistani security source told CNN.
The Pakistani government would like the CIA's aggressive drone campaign "suspended" and only resumed under "new rules" and "formalized terms," according to a Pakistani military official familiar with discussions between the two nations.
The strained U.S.-Pakistan relationship dominated what one official called a "frank discussion" Monday between CIA Director Leon Panetta and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) head Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha in Washington.
Though the Obama administration said it wouldn't directly pay a seven-figure settlement to Pakistani families of two men killed by a CIA contractor, the U.S. government "fully expects to get the bill" at some point and would pay it, a U.S. official told CNN on Thursday.
Perhaps more important than the newest mystery surrounding CIA contractor Raymond Davis -- who paid the purported seven-figure sum to the Pakistani victims' families who blessed his release from jail? -- will be the political reaction within Pakistan, where the populace is already outraged over Davis' fatal shooting of two men there, analysts said Wednesday.
A CIA contractor who killed two Pakistani men was released from jail Wednesday after compensation was paid to the victims' families, the result of an intense diplomatic tug-of-war that strained ties between the United States and its all-important ally Pakistan.
A high court in Pakistan on Monday refused to decide whether a CIA contractor accused of killing two Pakistani men has diplomatic immunity, sending the case back to a lower court, the official Associated Press of Pakistan reported.
The American accused of killing two Pakistani men isn't a diplomat, as U.S. officials have said, but rather a CIA contractor in the country providing security for CIA officers, a U.S. government official said Monday.
The detention of a U.S. Embassy employee after two shooting deaths in the Pakistani city of Lahore last month has prompted urgent action both at home and abroad: a Justice Department criminal probe of the killings and a fence-mending diplomatic mission to the volatile Asian nation by a top American senator.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Pakistan to release a jailed U.S. diplomat accused of killing two people, warning that his prosecution could endanger the "important principle" of diplomatic immunity.
A Pakistani court has ordered a jailed American diplomat to remain in custody for 14 more days, authorities said Friday. The man's lawyer then filed a petition calling for his immediate release, saying he is covered under diplomatic immunity.
Members of Congress told senior Pakistani leaders that billions of dollars of U.S. aid are in jeopardy unless an American diplomat, detained since January 27 in connection with the shooting deaths of two Pakistani civilians, is released.
The widow of a man fatally shot by a U.S. diplomat in Pakistan died Sunday after swallowing pesticide pills, upset over what she saw as a lack of justice in the case, doctors and family members told CNN.