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Criticism alters US drone program in Pakistan



Published: Thu, July 25, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

Criticism alters US drone program in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The United States has drastically scaled back the number of drone attacks against militants in Pakistan and limited strikes to high-value targets in response to growing criticism of the program in this country. Those actions appear to have temporarily appeased Pakistan’s powerful generals, who publicly oppose the covert CIA strikes, U.S. officials said. But some officials are still worried about pushback from Pakistan’s new civilian leaders, who took power in June with a strong stance on ending the attacks altogether.


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