From Washington to Islamabad

Relations between the United States and Pakistan have degraded steadily over the course of this past year, as the fractious and at times antagonistic allies have butted heads in a number of diplomatic incidents, ranging from the detention of CIA contractor Raymond Davis in January to the assault of Osama Bin Laden’s compound in May by U.S. Navy SEALs. Each side’s response has been to resort to a strategy of tit-for-tat reprisals. Pakistan in recent months has moved to expel hundreds of U.S. personnel believed to be working for the…