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CIA Drone Strikes in Pakistan Have Killed Americans

HeadlineSep 24, 2010

Bob Woodward’s new book is reporting CIA drone strikes in Pakistan have killed many Westerners, including some US citizens, as part of the US secret war inside Pakistan. Former CIA director General Michael Hayden disclosed the killings of Americans to Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari in November 2008, days after a deadly attack in the tribal area of North Warziristan. The names of the Americans killed in the drone strikes have never been released. During the meeting, Zardari reportedly gave the Bush administration the green light to carry out more drone strikes inside Pakistan. Zardari said, “Kill the seniors. Collateral damage worries you Americans. It does not worry me.” Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, also reveals the CIA has created, controls and pays for a clandestine 3,000-man paramilitary army of local Afghans that conducts highly sensitive covert operations into Pakistan.

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