The jailed American CIA agent slash diplomat in Pakistan. We’ll get all we can of the real story there.
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
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.
Professor Adil Najam, one of our guests, said that the Davis case severely undercuts U.S.-Pakistani relations.
- New York Times: American Held in Pakistan Worked With C.I.A.
This program aired on February 24, 2011.