The slaughter of Pakistani civilians, including women and children, in US drone strikes has strained relations between Islamabad and Washington, and Pakistani officials have complained to the US administration.
In September 2012, a report by the Stanford Law School and the New York University School of Law gave an alarming account of the effect that assassination drone strikes have on ordinary people in Pakistan's tribal areas. Press TV has conducted an interview with Saul Landau with the Institute for Policy Studies to further discuss the issue. The video also offers the opinions of Laurence J. Korb with the Center for American Progress, in Berkley. Source
US to launch drone war in Syria: LA Times
The targeting officers, who are based at CIA headquarters in Langley, have formed a unit with US intelligence agents in Iraq, to examine purported threats against "the US' interests in Syria," the report said. The unit is closely working with Saudi, Jordanian and other regional spy services, according to the report. The CIA and the White House have declined to comment on the issue. Source