• David Sanger, Eric Schmitt: Afghanistan Exit Threatens CIA Drone Mission

    Reaper Drone

    BY: John Hogan

    Central Intelligence Agency analysts are voicing their concerns for vital forward-operating drone bases as the White House mulls a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after 2014. With Afghani President Hamid Karzai stalling on a renewed Bilateral Security Agreement, President Obama has begun to consider the dreaded “zero option,” a decision that many analysts believe would severely handicap the U.S.’ ability to strike extremists in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Read more from David Sanger and Eric Schmitt in The New York Times here.

    Tags : Afghanistan, Counterterrorism, Pakistan

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