Saturday, December 18, 2010

‘Unprecedented’ Drone Assault: 58 Strikes in 102 Days


‘Unprecedented’ Drone Assault: 58 Strikes in 102 Days | Danger Room | "Even as the Obama administration’s assessment of its war strategy nodded to the primacy of the CIA’s drone campaign, Predators underscored the point. Over the past two days, four Predators or Reapers fired their missiles at suspected militants in North Waziristan, with three of the strikes coming early today.

They represent a geographic expansion of the drone war. Today’s strikes come in Khyber, an area abutting Afghanistan’s Nangahar province, that’s been notably drone-free. It has become an area for militants fleeing military action in South Waziristan to take succor."

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