Tuesday, January 31, 2012

President Obama Confirms That US Drone Strikes Occur In Pakistan

Obama Confirms Drone Strikes In Pakistan -- Voice of America

U.S. President Barack Obama has publicly acknowledged for the first time that the United States uses drone strikes against militants in Pakistan.

Mr. Obama confirmed during an online town hall discussion Monday that drone attacks have been used to target al-Qaida and its affiliates, adding that many of the strikes have been in Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

The president defended the operations, which have greatly increased during his administration, saying they are used for "very precise, precision strikes" in the fight against al-Qaida.

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