Drone’s Phobia & Obama’s Strategy

President Barack Obama has finally announced his long-awaited new US strategy on Afghanistan after extensive consultations with his advisers: some wanted to increase 30,000 additional troops so that they could concentrate their effort in the south and southeast, in the provinces that border Pakistan, while others advocated at concentrating on the strongholds from where the terrorists are launching their attacks including areas in Quetta, Pakistan. While spelling out the new US Strategy for AfPak on December 2, 2009, President Obama said we cannot tolerate a safe haven for terrorists whose location is known and whose intentions are clear. The Americans have become more vocal in warning Pakistan leaders that if they dont act the United States will, including with more attacks by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Despite strong resistance from Pakistans leadership, Obamas new policy envisaged the “broadening of the target area” to include “a major insurgent sanctuary in and around the city of Quetta” for drone attacks. Jane Mayer of The New Yorker magazine revealed in October edition, that the number of US predator drone strikes on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border by the C.I.A., has risen dramatically under President Obama. Mayer cited a new study by the New America Foundation that claims 82 U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan, killing nearly 1,000 innocent people since 2006. (However, according to Wikipedia, a total of 65 attacks have been conducted till December 10, 2009).

Article Source: http://www.markthetruth.com/terrorism/253-drones-phobia-a-obamas-strategy.html


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