Drone strikes cannot take place against Pakistan without the complicity of the Pakistan military.
The Pakistani military has the technology to stop them, but has instead decided to collaborate with the Americans which has resulted in 291 drone attacks against Pakistan, and 2200 mostly civilian deaths.
The drone strikes exemplify American aerial power against a non-existent enemy, and thus is a form of psychological warfare against Pakistan, which intriguingly the "strategic depth" Pakistani military is participating in.
Of course the Pakistani military is not really interested in defending the broad interests of Pakistan, but merely taking care of its own specific needs, which means more military aid from the USA ($2.7 billion annually).
The Pakistan military is a Failed Military within a Failed State. Institutions reflect the state.
The Pakistan military failed Pakistan by killing Liakat Ali Khan in 1951, destabilizing Pakistan 1951--1958, and taking power in 1958.
The Pakistan military failed Pakistan in 1965, waging war against India thoughtlessly with one weeks worth of spares.
The Pakistan military failed Pakistan in 1971, with the genocide in East Pakistan.
The Pakistan military failed Pakistan in 1977 by overthrowing a democratically elected government on the orders of the USA.
The Pakistan military failed Pakistan in Kargil in 1999, when four generals and MOSSAD Musharaf launched a war, and lost badly against India, without informing the rest of the military....to scupper peace between India and Pakistan.
The Pakistan military failed Pakistan in October 1999 by staging a coup against the Democratically elected government of Nawaz Sharif.
AND thus it is no surprise that the Pakistan military is failing Pakistan yet again, participating for 10 years in American games and drone strikes into Pakistan territory.
'US drones killed 2,200 in Pakistan'
At least 2,200 people have been killed and more than 1,100 others injured by the unauthorized US drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, a report says.
A new study conducted by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism has also revealed that up to 168 children have lost their lives in more than 291 attacks since they began under George W. Bush, a Press TV correspondent reported on Friday.
The aerial raids have escalated since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. At least 236 attacks have taken place during his term, the report added.
Washington claims the attacks target al-Qaeda linked and pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal regions bordering Afghanistan. However, locals say the strikes kill civilians.
"Most of the people here in Pakistan are opposing the drone attacks anywhere in Pakistan only because they think innocent people, especially women and children are dying in these attacks," Mumtaz Bangash, a political analyst said.
"People are saying that these attacks should immediately stop. Not only the people in Pakistan but people here in the American consulate have recently opposed [the strikes] and say they should be controlled," Bangash added.
At least twenty-five people were killed in the latest drone attack in North Waziristan on Wednesday after the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles on a vehicle and a compound.
Islamabad has repeatedly condemned the strikes as a violation of its sovereignty, asserting that such attacks have proved counterproductive in US-led war against terrorism.
(Publicly this the position of the PPP government, and the Pakistan military....but privately as evidenced through various sources they support such attacks)