Wednesday, February 4, 2009

UAV strikes in Pakistan 'will continue', says US defence secretary

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has said that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to strike Al-Qaeda and Taliban targets inside Pakistani territory will continue under the administration of President Barack Obama. Gates provided rare acknowledgement of the controversial tactic - about which US officials tend not to comment - when giving evidence before the Senate Armed Services Committee on 27 January

[first posted to - 29 January 2009]

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