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Top Jihadist Ilyas Kashmiri, al Qaeda’s “military brain” Killed in Drone Strike in Pakistan

A man described by counterterrorism officials as al Qaeda’s “military brain,” Ilyas Kashmiri, was killed in a drone strike Friday night in Pakistan at 11:15 p.m. Friday. The US drone attack targeted a compound in the Ghwakhwa area of South Waziristan, a Taliban stronghold. The statement came from Harakat-ul-Jihad-Islami spokesman Abu Hanzla Kashar. Ilyas Kashmiri […]

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Protest in Peshawar Against U.S. Drone Attacks Led by Imran Khan

Protesters in Peshawar, in northwestern Pakistan, demonstrated on Saturday against U.S. drone attacks on their country. Former cricketer Imran Khan, head of a political party known as Pakistan Movement for Justice, led the protest.

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Drones in Libya; Joint Chiefs of Staff General Cartright Denies “Mission Creep”

General James Cartright, Vice -Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff, disagrees that there is “Mission Creep” in Libya. President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drone aircraft in Libya to improve the precision of low-level attacks on ground targets, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday. Drones supported because of lower collateral damage, which […]

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Film of Navy Remote Drone Hellcats from 1952 Shows Early Drone Use by Military

Remote pilots in the PO-1W Constellation mother plane can send fighter drones through any maneuvers The drones were converted World War II fighter — propellered F6F-5K Hellcats. The Constellation aircraft carried radio-control gear for the drones and early-warning devices. A big hump was situated on top of the middle of the fuselage of the Constellation.

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