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U.S. reduces number of drone strikes

Washington • Six months after President Barack Obama vowed to change his administration’s approach to lethal drone missile strikes, the pace of aerial attacks has fallen sharply, thanks in part to stricter targeting criteria.
Obama also promised to make the drone campaign more transparent. But a blanket of secrecy thus far has remained firmly in place.
The Democrat-led Senate Intelligence Committee voted on Nov. 5 to require the administration to disclose how many civilians and militants were ki...