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New York Times: U.S. Formally Acknowledges Killing Four Americans With Drones in Yemen and Pakistan

New York Times: U.S. Formally Acknowledges Killing Four Americans With Drones in Yemen and Pakistan.

By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Published: May 22, 2013

WASHINGTON — One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged that the United States had killed four American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.

In a letter to Congressional leaders obtained by The New York Times, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. disclosed that the administration had deliberately killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric who was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen.

The American responsibility for Mr. Awlaki’s death has been widely reported, but the administration had until now refused to confirm or deny it.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/us/us-acknowledges-killing...



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TwelveOhOne's picture

This sentence lodged in my brain...

"The American responsibility for Mr. Awlaki’s death has been widely reported, but the administration had until now refused to confirm or deny it."

I first read it as, "The American responsible".

Do we know who that drone operator was?

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"I'm not god, but I play one on my drone cam."

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Yep.

Thanks emalvini. This is disgusting news that needs disseminating.

very important, thankyou

very important, thankyou elmalvini for reporting

important not for the unacceptable delay in confirming, but for those who may still have had doubts on its authenticity.