October 3, 2011

Yemen Drone Strike Shows Careful Balance of U.S. Policy

Bloomberg, Bloomberg

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The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric, by a drone strike in Yemen was a minor U.S. victory that raises major questions about the evolving fight against global terrorism.

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