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  1. U.S. Admits Drone Strike Killed Hostages

    President Obama has expressed “profound regret” for the January strike on an al-Qaida compound that accidentally killed American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto. Intelligence had suggested that no civilians were present at the time. The president reportedly favors using drones to kill terrorists without risking American casualties, and unmanned aerials have taken out hundreds of militants. But the hostages’ deaths are likely to spark debate over whether drone strikes, obscured by distance and the fog of war, simply miss the target.

    NYT, Al Jazeera

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