Pakistan's intelligence agency has detained several people who gave information to the United States before it killed Osama bin Laden, officials in Pakistan said Wednesday.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux spoke with CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen about the state of the U.S-Pakistan relationship and what either side could do to get over the impasse. Watch the interview or read an edited Q&A below.
Q: What do you think this says about the U.S. and Pakistan relationship now?
A: Well, I don't think it has been worse. I think this is the worse point that it has been since, arguably, 1990, when the United States put sanctions on Pakistan because of its nuclear program, and it's bad. It's very bad.
This is just one of a series of incidents on both sides of the equation which have really brought these relationships to kind of this point. The biggest incident, of course, before the arrests of bin Laden in Pakistan was the CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who shot two Pakistani men in Lahore in late January, which was a huge story in Pakistan.
It didn't get that much attention in the United States, partly because of the very dramatic events of the Arab Spring were happening simultaneously. But it was the story in Pakistan for weeks.
Q: The bin Laden raid and more recent attacks by militants in Pakistan have been a big blow to Pakistan's military, which is highly regarded in Pakistan. Is this a way for them to re-assert their power, to save face in a way?
A: That might well be a motivation. As you say, they were humiliated by the unilateral American action to seize bin Laden, and the helicopters not being picked up on Pakistani radar. That was humiliating for the Pakistanis.
Then, shortly thereafter, there was what appears to have been an attack on a Pakistani naval station in Karachi, which seems to have been something of an inside job given the way the attack took place. Again, demonstrating that sensitive military installations in Pakistan might have been compromised by either the Taliban or related groups.
So it has been a very bad month for the military. In fact, [for] General Kayani, the chief of army staff - I think it has been one of the worst times that he has had.
Q: Is there anything that needs to be done now to kind of break this impasse, turn things around, anything the United States could do regarding Pakistan to change their behavior?
A: I think one thing the United States can do is sort of one thing the Pakistanis very much want, is fewer drone strikes. Last year, there were 118 drone strikes, a record.
Not all of these are really getting senior al Qaeda leaders by any stretch. I think a more calibrated drone program that wasn't so consistent would go some way to repairing the breach between these two countries.