"Flying Bombs" Under Question in DC
Clandestine operation assasinated many people alleged to be..
..top leaders of Al Qaeda.
The internal debate about the drone program has been going on for nearly a year. A former senior intelligence official says that, within days of his inauguration, Obama and his top aides began discussing expanding the operation from a relatively limited area along the AfPak border to a broader range of targets like the Pakistani regions of Baluchistan and South Waziristan. Obama has not closed the door on wider drone attacks. One of the officials notes that the administration is likely to continue to debate, and even plan for the possibility of expanding, drone operations in the future—if only to keep the pressure on Pakistan to maintain its current efforts to capture and kill terrorists. A White House spokesperson had no comment.