This is the part of the news puplished in the Washington Post on 16th of november 2008.
The United States and Pakistan reached tacit agreement in September
on a don't-ask-don't-tell policy that allows unmanned Predator aircraft
to attack suspected terrorist targets in rugged western Pakistan,
according to senior officials in both countries. In recent months, the
U.S. drones have fired missiles at Pakistani soil at an average rate of
once every four or five days.
The officials described the deal as
one in which the U.S. government refuses to publicly acknowledge the
attacks while Pakistan's government continues to complain noisily about
the politically sensitive strikes.
The arrangement coincided with
a suspension of ground assaults into Pakistan by helicopter-borne U.S.
commandos. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari
said in an interview last week that he was aware of no ground attacks
since one on Sept. 3 that his government vigorously protested.
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