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    ...The real story here — and one that could too easily be missed by readers caught up in a few tantalising hints about operational details of US spycraft — has to do with the deep contradictions and complexities that lie at the heart of the US relationship with Pakistan.Few readers could be surprised to hear that the US intelligence community places Pakistan — a land of nuclear weapons, terrorist networks and routine political instability — among its highest priorities.Pakistanis need no classified documents to convince them that the US is snooping and interfering in their country.With the Raymond Davis incident, drone strikes and the raid on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound, this has been an open secret for years.US agencies have good reasons to stay focused on Pakistan, even after the war in Afghanistan winds down, and even though al-Qaeda is but a shell of its pre-9/11 self. ...

    Indian Express on Sept. 18, 2013, 2:45 a.m.