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article imageWikileaks documents further disrupt U.S. relations with Pakistan

By Vincent Sobotka     Apr 27, 2011 in World
A batch of classified documents from Guantanamo Bay has been released through the Wikileaks website. Among the documents are interrogation reports from more than 700 detainees believed to be affiliated with Pakistani and Islamic intelligence groups.
Also included in the documents were summaries of the reports, written in 2007 by Guantanamo Bay prison authorities, which have seemingly provided the most controversial revelations Exposed suspicions and accusations that Pakistan's primary intelligence agency, the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), has been operating under heavy terrorism rule, written by U.S. officials, were among the citations with potential to further aggravate an already strained relationship between the Central Intellegence Agency (CIA) and the ISI.
The CIA and ISI have worked under the perception of a close relationship by one group or the other since the New York City terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The purpose of the affiliation was to hunt and detain suspected al-Qaida members harboring in Pakistan. However, according to the Chronicle Herald, U.S. officials have long voiced suspicions of the ISI providing support to militants.
After ISI Director General Ahmad Shuja Pasha flew into Washington earlier this month where a conversation was held with CIA Director Leon Panetta regarding the relationship between the two agencies, CIA spokesman Preston Golson made a public claim that the "CIA-ISI relationship remains on solid footing." Yet, reports thus far in 2011 have indicated that government officials in both the U.S. and Pakistan have encountered some unsettling differences, and have caught the majority of attention from the public eye.
Recently government officials in Pakistan made a request to the CIA that they draw back a large number of their American personnel stationed within the country. Conflicting reports have since been widely published regarding the United States' response to such claims. Along with security disputes, controversy has radiated to the public of both countries on a much larger scale following the arrest, and the release of CIA contracted security specialist, Raymond Davis, after he fatally shot two men in Lahore, Pakistan. Then the unmanned drone missle attacks, controled by the CIA to attack suspected terrorists, which killed 40 people in Pakistan.
In recent months it has become increasingly difficult for the CIA to bring American operatives into Pakistan, and Pakistani intelligence agencies, much ruled by the country's military, continue to elude their direct intent from all of the public.
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