December 4, 2009

WHERE THE WAR ENDS:

C.I.A. Authorized to Expand Use of Drones in Pakistan (SCOTT SHANE, 12/04/09, NY Times)

The White House has authorized an expansion of the C.I.A.’s drone program in Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas, officials said this week, to parallel the president’s decision, announced Tuesday, to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. American officials are talking with Pakistan about the possibility of striking in Baluchistan for the first time — a controversial move since it is outside the tribal areas — because that is where Afghan Taliban leaders are believed to hide.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 4, 2009 7:02 AM
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