It's been several weeks since the CIA operative Raymond Davis was released from custody in Pakistan for reportedly killing two armed men in a traffic incident in Lahore, Pakistan. Since his release, relations between the US and Pakistan have been strained. The tensions have grown not only over the questions relating to the diplomatic immunity of Raymond Davis and his 47 days of detention, but also over a US drone attack that killed tribal leaders last month. Now Pakistan is demanding that the United States sharply reduce the number of CIA and Special Ops forces working in the country, and put drone strikes on hold.
Christine Fair, assistant professor at Georgetown's Center for Peace and Security Studies says people tend to overlook that Pakistan is a sovereign nation, and most sovereign nations would object to the amount of CIA operatives and special ops forces that we have working there.