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  • U.S. soldiers from D Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walk on a hill after finishing with a training exercise near forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 30, 2014. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
    May 22, 2016  

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jey Johnson said “it appears likely” that a U.S. drone strike on Saturday killed the leader of the anti-government Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour though it could be days before officials can confirm that. Jennifer Glasse, a freelance reporter now in the Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, joins Alison Stewart by Skype to discuss. Continue reading

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    April 24, 2015  

    In January, a U.S. drone strike aimed at an al-Qaida target in Pakistan accidentally killed an American and an Italian hostage. In response, President Obama has suggested that a review of the events could offer improvements and changes. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Obama delivers a statement from the White House in Washington
    April 23, 2015  

    President Obama apologized to the families of two al-Qaida hostages — an American and an Italian — who were killed in January when a drone fired at a terrorist target in Pakistan. An independent review of the attack is underway. Two other U.S. citizens, an al-Qaida leader, as well as the terror network’s spokesman, were also reported to have died in drone strikes. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2013  

    In our news wrap Thursday, an apparent U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed three top militants, including a key leader of the Haqqani network, an Afghan group allied with the Taliban. Also, another series of bombings in Iraq killed nearly 50 people. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2013  

    The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed Friday by a U.S. drone strike, according to reports by American and Pakistani intelligence. Judy Woodruff speaks with the New York Times’ Declan Walsh on Mehsud’s role in the Taliban and the terrorist organization’s vow to carry out revenge strikes. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2013  

    Days after President Obama announced new restrictions to the drone program, a suspected U.S. drone strike killed a top Pakistani Taliban commander. Pakistani intelligence officials say the man, Wali ur-Rehman, was killed along with four others, but the White House would not confirm the attack or deaths. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading