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With Changing Political Climate, CIA Plans To Use Armed UAVs Against Terrorists

June 14 2011


U.S. officials say the Central Intelligence Agency is ready to begin operating armed drone aircraft over Yemen as part of counterterrorism operations, reports the Washington Post.

The agency's unmanned aircraft will cooperate with those flown by the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, which has been operating less than a dozen drones over Yemen for much of the past year, said the officials.

The drones have been operating with the permission of the Yemeni government,...

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