February 10, 2013

America's Unchecked Drone War

Rafia Zakaria, Al Jazeera

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Under John Brennan's tenure at the CIA the skies over Pakistan, Somalia Yemen and probably several more newfound and yet undeclared foes will likely be full of American drones, flying and firing, with their targets secret and their casualties uncounted as the War on Terror recedes even deeper into a CIA-led war of spies and secrets.

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