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New Help For CIA from Pakistan

Rowan Scarborough has the top story at Human Events today.

The CIA has established a well-functioning spy network in Pakistan, providing tips that have lead to stepped-up drone attacks on suspected militants.Sources tell HUMAN EVENTS that the cadre of Pakistani informants was years in the making. The U.S. had to convince them to trust Americans on one key issue: protecting their identity.There is another component to improved intelligence. Adm. Mike Mullen, Joint Chiefs chairman, and Gen. David Petreaus, the U.S. command for the Middle East and the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater, have devoted large chunks of time to developing personal relationships with Islamabad’s national security leaders.The two four-star officers have stressed the importance of taking on the Taliban and al Qaeda, presenting the two as risks to Pakistan’s long-term democracy.