Obama opens up about drone strikes in Pakistan
Christi Parsons and Michael A. MemoliReporting from Washington President Obama offered a vigorous defense of using unmanned aircraft to kill Al Qaeda operatives and other militants in Pakistan's tribal areas and, in the process, officially acknowledged the highly classified CIA drone program that U.S. officials had refused to discuss in public until now. "I think that we have to be judicious in how we use drones," Obama said Monday, adding that they have been used for "very precise, precision strikes against Al Qaeda and their affiliates." Obama went on to say that "obviously a lot of these strikes have been in the FATA," the acronym for Pakistan's federally administered tribal areas, and for "going after Al Qaeda suspects who are in very tough terrain along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan." Read on...
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"Obama opens up about drone strikes in Pakistan", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 21/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-opens-up-about-drone-strikes-in-pakistan