Today’s New York Times is reporting that President Obama has authorized the increased use of drone missile attacks inside Pakistan. According to the article, the expansion of the CIA program may include striking areas previously off-limits.
The move is said to be necessary as militant leaders seek new places to hide. In the past, Pakistani leaders have objected to the strikes, saying they have caused too many civilian deaths.
For more on the drone attacks, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the United Nations.
Is the use of American drones against militant targets in Pakistan helping or hurting the effort to fight insurgents?
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