Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The US, Pakistan and the Raymond Davis caseFormer Special Forces officer and CIA contractor Raymond Davis is scheduled to be arraigned in court in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday in a case which has seriously soured relations between the United States and Pakistan. Scott Horton has an informative background piece on the case in Spy Games Foreign Policy 03/11/2011 (updated 03/14/2011). Davis is accused of shooting two Pakistanis execution-syle in the street in Lahore. Horton writes:
The problem is that lately Washington and Islamabad have been less than friendly. "The diplomatic immunity struggle over Davis is a smokescreen for other issues," one senior AfPak analyst told me. "It actually goes to the heart of a dispute over national security issues of the utmost importance to both Pakistan and the United States."See also his blog post of the same name, Spy Games No Comment 03/14/2011.
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