“Secretary of State John Kerry declared in an interview with Pakistan TV Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in the country will soon come to an end. But that message apparently wasn’t relayed back to Foggy Bottom. Three hours after Kerry’s comments first broke, a spokesperson took them right back. “In no way would we ever deprive ourselves of a tool to fight a threat if it arises,” a State Department spokesperson said. Kerry is in Pakistan to try and make nice with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the country’s newly elected leader who has made repeated, vociferous demands for the United States to end its use of drone strikes on Pakistani territory”.