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Killing of Hostages Calls US Drone Policy Into Question

The news Thursday that an American aid worker, along with an Italian, was inadvertently killed in a U.S. drone strike will deepen criticism about a pillar of U.S. counterterrorism efforts, experts and advocates said. Piloted by U.S. military and CIA personnel sitting far away from targets, unmanned aerial vehicles, known otherwise as drones, have been hailed as an effective way to target a shadowy terrorist enemy without risking American lives needlessly. For critics, however,...

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