U.S. Drone Attack Targeted and Missed al-Awlaki
The U.S. seems to be getting carried away with its success in taking out Osama bin Laden.
Today it launched its first unmanned drone attack in Yemen, aiming for cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. It missed, but killed some other people, who it hopes are affiliated with AQAP.
Al-Awlaki, an American citizen, is on the U.S. kill or capture list. In charge of the Yemen mission: the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the CIA.
Does al-Awlaki do anything besides write encouraging e-mails? Britain seems to think his e-mails make him the likely successor to bin Laden.
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