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Barack Obama, "The War We Need To Win", August 2007
(making it clear he would expand military action)

“If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will.”

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WASHINGTON — With two missile strikes over the past week, the Obama administration has expanded the covert war run by the Central Intelligence Agency inside Pakistan, attacking a militant network seeking to topple the Pakistani government.
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January 23, 2009

Missiles fired from suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and a clear sign that the controversial military policy begun by George W Bush has not changed.
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Eight people died when missiles hit a compound near Mir Ali, an al-Qaeda hub in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. Seven more died when hours later two missiles hit a house in Wana, in South Waziristan. Local officials said the target in Wana was a guest house owned by a pro-Taleban tribesman. One said that as well as three children, the tribesman's relatives were killed in the blast.

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February 17, 2009

30 killed in first drone attack in Kurram Agency
* Intelligence official claims Taliban were holding meeting at time of attack



HANGU: At least 30 Afghan refugees were killed, while three others critically injured in a missile strike on a refugee camp in Kurram Agency on Monday, locals and officials said.

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February 2009

PARACHINAR: The casualty figures in the suspected drone attacks in Central Kurram tribal region on Thursday night rose to 25 while six people were still missing, a senior official said.
The official who sought anonymity said that four sites including the house of tribal elder Malik Jamil were targeted by unmanned drones in Berju area of Central Kurram on late Thursday night. He said that majority of the dead were locals.
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…elders of six major tribes met at a jirga in Dogar area on Friday and condemned missile attacks in the area. Haji Saleem Khan, Haji Saifullah and Mahmood Bangash addressing the jirga said that innocent people had been killed in the strike.

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Barack Obama, "The War We Need To Win", August 2007
(making it clear he would expand military action)

“The first step must be getting off the wrong battlefield in Iraq, and taking the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

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...huge promise kept.

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Those proud of promises kept: feel free to clap below.

Louder, if you need to erase those images from your memory…

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Originally posted to SJerseyIndy on Fri Sep 03, 2010 at 06:11 PM PDT.

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