CIA Makes Concessions to Drones Program

Friday, November 04, 2011

An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft (U.S. Air Force)

After numerous complaints from military and State Department officials, the Central Intelligence Agency has agreed to concessions in the way it runs its covert drones program. Military and diplomatic officials complained large drone strikes were undermining the already fraught relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. A White House review came out in favor of the drones program, but found that the CIA must coordinate its attacks with the State Department. Siobhan Gorman, intelligence correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, reported on the story in today's paper.

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