Monday, February 21, 2011
Raymond Davis Works for CIA - Was Former Special Forces and Security Contractor
Officials have confirmed that Raymond Davis, arrested in Pakistan for shooting and killing two Pakistanis who were trying to rob him, is an independent contractor working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Davis is a former member of U.S. Army Special Forces and was at one time a security contractor working for Xe Services supporting the CIA. Many retired or former members of Special Forces work under contract for the agency in a variety of roles. Davis was reportedly assigned to Lahore, Pakistan and was operating there as part of the CIAs Global Response Staff. The Global Response Staff is responsible for providing security for agency employees and facilities around the world. Read more in "U.S. officials: Raymond Davis, accused in Pakistan shootings, worked for CIA", The Washington Post, February 21, 2011 and in "Raymond Davis Is CIA Contractor and Former Blackwater, U.S. Officials Say", ABC News, February 21, 2011.