2010 CIA Station Chief removal in Pakistan

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On December 16 2010, a former CIA Station Chief[1] [2] [3] in Islamabad was evacuated from Pakistan.[3]

The CIA withdrew the Station Chief from Pakistan after his cover was blown[3] in a legal action brought by relatives of a victim killed in a drone attack on 31 December 2009,[1] for which the Station Chief was accused of being responsible.[3] The CIA, in a rare move,[3] recalled the Station Chief, citing "security concerns" and concerns about his safety.[4] Neither the CIA nor the US Federal administration officially recognise Station Chiefs, but they are acknowledged to exist by intelligence organizations.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rajghatta, Chidanand (2010-12-16). "ISI blows cover of CIA man in Islamabad". The Times of India. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  2. "CIA man pulled out of Pakistan amid drone attack storm". Channel 4 News. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Walsh, Declan (2010-12-17). "CIA chief in Pakistan leaves after drone trial blows his cover". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  4. Miller, Greg (2010-12-18). "Top CIA spy in Pakistan pulled amid threats after public accusation over attack". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-19.

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