The C.I.A.’s Maddening Relationship with Pakistan

In The News Piece in The New Yorker
imranahmedsg /
Jan. 12, 2018

Joshua Geltzer was quoted in a New Yorker story about the C.I.A.'s targeting of al Qaeda in Pakistan:

By 2015, the C.I.A. had begun to run out of Al Qaeda targets in Pakistan; there were ten drone strikes reported in Pakistan that year, compared to a hundred and twenty-two in 2010. “The center of gravity for Al Qaeda was in the process of a fundamental shift from Pakistan to Syria,” Joshua Geltzer, the former senior director for counterterrorism on Obama’s national-security council, told me.