TV News LIES

Saturday, Dec 20th

Last update09:43:17 PM GMT

You are here News War Increased U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan killing few high-ranking militants

Increased U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan killing few high-ranking militants

E-mail Print PDF

Drones killing few terroristsCIA drone attacks in Pakistan killed at least 581 militants last year, according to independent estimates. The number of those militants noteworthy enough to appear on a U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists: two.

Despite a major escalation in the number of unmanned Predator strikes being carried out under the Obama administration, data from government and independent sources indicate that the number of high-ranking militants being killed as a result has either slipped or barely increased.

Even more-generous counts - which indicate that the CIA killed as many as 13 "high-value targets" - suggest that the drone program is hitting senior operatives only a fraction of the time.

After a year in which the CIA carried out a record 118 drone strikes, costing more than $1 million apiece, the results have raised questions about the purpose and parameters of the drone campaign.

Senior Pakistani officials recently asked the Obama administration to put new restraints on a targeted-killing program that the government in Islamabad has secretly authorized for years.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Firms plead guilty to overbilling for food, water for troops in Afghanistan

Firms overcharge US for troop suppliesTwo foreign companies have pleaded guilty in court to defrauding the U.S. government by overcharging for...

The Appallingly High Number of Unidentified People Killed in America's Drone War

Drone deathsIn September 2009, a Pakistan daily newspaper reported that the commander of an al Qaeda-linked terrorist...

Taliban attack kills two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

2Americans killed in AfghanistanThe Afghan Taliban killed a Supreme Court official, a dozen mine clearers and several national and...

A Year After Congressional Testimony, Drone Strike Victims Still Searching for Justice

drone strikesDrone strikes launched on October 11 of this year in Pakistan's Tirah Valley in the Khyber...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!