U.S officials say the White House has no intentions to end CIA drone strikes against militant targets on Pakistani soil. That could set the two countries up for diplomatic tensions after Pakistan's parliament unanimously approved new guidelines for the country's troubled relationship with the United States.
The guidelines allow for the blockade on NATO supplies to be lifted, but also demand a halt to CIA-led missile attacks.
U.S. officials say they will work to find common ground with Pakistan over the coming weeks, but if a suspected terrorist target comes into the laser sights of a CIA drone's hellfire missiles, they will take the shot.
The United States was identified in June 2010 as the world's No. 1 user of targeted killings -- largely as a result of its dependence on unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan. CNN
A February 2012 report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism said American drones in Pakistan under the Obama administration alone have killed between 282 and 535 civilians, including 60 children.