CIA Drone Campaign in Pakistan Began with Deal With ISI in 2004

The CIA offed an enemy for Pakistan in exchange for access to bomb tribal areas


In a secret 2004 deal, Pakistan allowed American drone strikes on its soil on the condition that the unmanned aircraft would stay away from its nuclear facilities and the mountain camps where Kashmiri militants were trained for attacks in India. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the terms of the bargain were finalised by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).