US and Pakistani Militaries Work Together on Drone Attacks

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The US military will now have a new role in hunting the Taliban, and Pakistan's military will have new authority in the use of unmanned Predator drones. The Pakistani government has bitterly protested attacks by the drones used by the CIA. Today's Los Angeles Times reports that the US will now be using the drones and that Pakistani officers will have “significant control over routes, targets and decisions to fire weapons.”  Pentagon correspondent Julian Barnes, who co-wrote the story, has more on the compromise program that has not been officially announced.

Credits

Guest:
Julian Barnes - Wall Street Journal - @julianbarnes

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal