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Secret memos show Pakistan tacitly approved drone strikes

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Secret memos show Pakistan tacitly approved drone strikes

Top Pakistani officials, despite publicly denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and casualty counts, according to top-secret CIA documents and Pakistani diplomatic memos obtained by The Washington Post.

The files describe dozens of drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal region and include maps as well as before-and-after aerial photos of targeted compounds over a four-year stretch from 2008 to 2011 in which the program intensified dramatically.

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