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The jailed American CIA agent slash diplomat in Pakistan. We’ll get all we can of the real story there.

Pakistani security officials escort Raymond Allen Davis, a U.S. consulate employee, center, to a local court in Lahore, Pakistan. (AP)
Pakistani security officials escort Raymond Allen Davis, a U.S. consulate employee, center, to a local court in Lahore, Pakistan. (AP)

American CIA contractor Raymond Allen Davis sits in jail in Lahore at the center of a white hot stand-off between the United States and Pakistan. Former Special Forces soldier. Former Blackwater employee. CIA agent.

On January 27 he pulled out his Glock in traffic, shot two motorcyclists through his windshield, got out – say Pakistani police – shot them again, photographed them, and took off.

Now he’s embroiled in a huge fight over diplomatic immunity, but his story gives a gripping glimpse of America’s CIA-led secret war in Pakistan.

This hour On Point: Ray Davis – the backstory.
- Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Matthew Green, South Asia security correspondent for the Financial Times.

Mark Mazzetti, national security correspondent for the New York Times. He won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his coverage of America's deepening military and political challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Kateri Carmola, professor of political science at Middlebury College and author of “Private Security Contractors and New Wars: Risk, Law, and Ethics.”

Adil Najam, professor of international relations at Boston University and director of the university’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

On Wednesday, a Pakistani TV news crew aired what is purportedly footage of Davis' interrogation by Pakistani authorities. According to the Washington Post, "U.S. officials did not dispute the authenticity of the video."

Professor Adil Najam, one of our guests, said that the Davis case severely undercuts U.S.-Pakistani relations.

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This program aired on February 24, 2011.

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