Drone-Strike Rules Under Review After Hostages Mistakenly Killed

April 24, 2015 12:20 PM

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By the time missiles slammed into an al-Qaeda hideout in Pakistan, the site had been under surveillance by U.S. drones and satellites for hundreds of hours.

Confidence that the compound was a meeting place for senior al-Qaeda officials was based on intelligence that turned out to be tragically incomplete, as President Barack Obama publicly acknowledged on Thursday. The U.S. was unaware of the presence of two hostages, American aid worker Warren Weinstei...

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