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  • U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program

    U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program
    The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan, the latest incident to reveal gaps in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts.
  • Are we winning the drone war?

    Are we winning the drone war?
    Almost two years ago, President Obama announced that he was tightening the rules under which the CIA carries out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries. “Before any strike is taken, there must be a near-...

    Ex-CIA man convicted of Iran leak seeks lenient sentence

    Lawyers for a former CIA officer convicted of leaking details of a secret mission to derail Iran's nuclear ambitions argued Friday that he deserves a light sentence similar to that just handed down to ex-CIA director David Petraeus. Jeffrey Sterling of...

    Profiles of 4 killed by drones: aid workers, terror suspects

    A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The American and Italian aid workers were killed inadvertently in a drone attack targeting al-Qaida in...

    Experts say drone strikes appear in bounds of US law

    President Barack Obama said Thursday that recent U.S. strikes that killed Americans were consistent with guidelines for counterterrorism efforts, and experts say the attacks appear to have been within the bounds of U.S. law despite what the president...