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Breaking News Alert The New York Times Mon, February 21, 2011

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Mon, February 21, 2011 -- 12:33 PM ET ----- American Held in Pakistan Shootings Worked With the C.I.A. The American arrested in Pakistan after shooting two men at a crowded traffic stop was part of a covert, C.I.A.-led team of operatives conducting surveillance on militant groups deep inside the country, according to American government officials. Working from a safe house in the eastern city of Lahore, the detained American contractor, Raymond A. Davis, a retired Special Forces soldier, carried out scouting and other reconnaissance missions for a Central Intelligence Agency task force of case officers and technical surveillance experts, the officials said. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/world/asia/22pakistan.html?emc=na