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

Joshua Geltzerwas 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.