April 26 2012
The CIA and U.S. Joint Special Operations Command now have more flexible rules to target suspected Al-Qaida militants in Yemen, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Under an administration policy shift, unmanned aircraft can attack suspected fighters based on their intelligence signatures, said U.S. officials.
Militant activity may be identified by patterns of behavior that indicate the presence of an important operative or a plot against U.S. interests, said officials.
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