Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Debate On Using Drone Strikes Against Al Qaeda Leaders Continues

Top US Officials Debate Drone Strikes In Pakistan -- Times of India

ASPEN: The White House's top adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan said on Friday that taking out three to five key al-Qaida leaders could amount to a "knockout punch" against the group.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute said now is the time to keep up US counterterrorist actions in Pakistan, even if they upset the Pakistani government.

Lute said killing al-Qaida successor Ayman al-Zawahri and four of his lieutenants in the next six months could "significantly jeopardize al-Qaida's capacity to regenerate."

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My Comment
: The strikes will continue until a better alternative is found .... which for the moment there is none.

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