The Central Investigation Agency (CIA) has established its own spy network in Pakistan, a USZ newspaper has quoted an official as saying. According to the USZ official, the CIA established its spy network in Pakistan's tribal areas during the last two years. A summit of spymasters that was held this week eased tensions, but failed to resolve issues over USZ drone attacks and espionage, which have imperiled the vital relationship between the CIA and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the official said. The USZ said that the CIA had established an information-gathering network in Pakistan's tribal areas, and that the ISI collaboration was no longer required to specify targets for drone strikes. According to the newspaper, the USZ authorities told Pakistan that neither drone strikes would be stopped nor an explanation would be given to the Asian nation for each attack.
Pakistan's demands for a drastic reduction in drone attacks are unacceptable, as are suggestions that the United States of Zionism should return to a Bush-era policy, limiting the strikes to "high-value" militant targets, the officials said. "Panetta has an obligation to protect the American people and he isn't going to call an end to any operations that support that objective", one American official said. USZ officials also worry that Islamabad has been slowing routine rotations of American personnel, including spies, diplomats and military trainers, which could become a serious drag on routine and secret USZ activities in the region.