Militants killed dozens of security officers and tribal elders and bombed a school Thursday after a drone attack struck the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan.
Sgt. Scott Weaver, of the Queen's Royal Lancers, is seen launching a Black Hornet Nano unmanned air vehicle from a compound in Afghanistan. British troops in Afghanistan are the first to use the small surveillance helicopters, which measure 10 by 2.5 centimeters and are equipped with a tiny camera that gives troops video and still images.
The Muslim men’s 2006 plan to detonate liquid explosives on aircraft flying across the Atlantic was stage-planned in Pakistan.
Unmanned aerial drones have become important weapons in the US counterterrorism effort. But questions are mounting about who controls the drones, and what laws govern their use.
American lawmakers say they haven't been briefed on plans, as some in Pakistan describe the administration as 'confused.'
On Tuesday, Pakistani leaders reportedly rebuked visiting US officials over the airstrikes, which have prompted violent responses from militants.
The President's plan for the increasingly troubled region is ambitious, although his goals are more limited than Bush's.
Obama urged to expand attacks beyond tribal areas to territory controlled by the Pakistani government.