Drones

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 14:12
If the bases are evacuated, the CIA fleet of armed Predator and Reaper drones could be moved to airfields north of Afghanistan, U.S. officials say, without naming the countries.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 08:13
So, even as we aggressively pursue terrorist networks – through more targeted efforts and by building the capacity of our foreign partners – America must move off a permanent war footing.
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:43

Egypt featured heavily in the Middle East and North Africa news cycle this past week, as Egyptians approved a new constitution and U.S. lawmakers proposed fully restoring assistance to the country. Below is a roundup of those stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around the region over the last week:

United States policy:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 09:50
Six months after President Obama signaled his desire to shift the campaign to the Defense Department, the CIA’s drone operations center in Langley, Va., is still behind the vast majority of strikes.
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 07:20
Since President Obama adopted stricter targeting guidelines, the number of lethal missile strikes has dropped. He also vowed greater transparency, but that change is yet to come.
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 09:08

A roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

Central Asia:

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 08:45
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed the latest developments in Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's visit to the U.S., U.S.-Afghan relations, Egypt's military operations in the Sinai and other issues.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 08:31
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed Syria's foreign relations and political situation, Iran's nuclear program, Cuba's economic relationship with the United States, Amnesty International's report on U.S. drone operations in Pakistan and other issues.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 06:47
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed U.S.-Egyptian relations, Georgia's presidential election, Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium, Syria's political situation, U.S. priorities in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving and other topics.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 07:31
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses U.S. drone and surveillance policies as well as ongoing discussions and evolving relationships with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iran. She also speaks about the Geneva II conference to address the Syrian crisis.

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