09 Jun '12, 10pm

CIA gets nod to step up drone strikes in Pakistan

CIA gets nod to step up drone strikes in Pakistan

Related US confirms death of No. 2 al-Qaida figure Pakistan: Doctor who helped find bin Laden was convicted for ties to militants, not CIA The CIA has launched eight Predator drone attacks since Pakistan's president, Asif Ali Zardari, was invited to attend the May 20-21 NATO summit in Chicago but refused to make a deal to reopen crucial routes used to supply U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In this Jan. 31, 2010 photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP, file KABUL , Afghanistan — Expressing both public and private frustration with Pakistan, the Obama administration has unleashed the CIA to resume an aggressive campaign of drone strikes in Pakistani territory over the last few weeks, approving strikes that might have been vetoed in the past for fear of angering Islamabad. Now, said a s...

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