Monday, December 14, 2009

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Obama Mulls Sending Drones Farther Into Pakistan

Strikes in city of Quetta would risk more civilian casualties

By Nick McMaster
December 14, 2009

(Newser) – The Obama administration is considering using Predator drones for the first time to strike beyond the tribal area inside Pakistan. While many are uncomfortable with the idea of unmanned aircraft firing missiles into the city of Quetta—a Taliban hotbed of 850,000 people—in a US-allied nation, some American officials see it as the only way to pressure Pakistan into rooting out the Taliban. With only 18 months to turn the tide in Afghanistan, the decapitation of the "Quetta Shura" is considered crucial.

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