Milestone Near in US Counter-Terror Operations
Number killed in drone strikes will exceed those killed in 9/11 attacks
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2012 7:15 PM CDT
In this 2010 file photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

(Newser) – The Washington Post notes that a milestone is near in post-9/11 counter-terror operations: The number of militants and civilians killed in the US drone campaign is about to tick over 3,000 and surpass the number of victims in the 2001 attacks. The nugget is part of a larger story on how the US is developing something called a "disposition matrix" to guide the hunt for and targeting of terror suspects through the next decade as traditional wars wind down. Click for more details on that.

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Oct 24, 2012 9:03 PM CDT
we are the "victims" they are the scum who did it! either go all the way to end it or get the hell out of there and let them kill eachother in peace!
Oct 24, 2012 10:14 AM CDT
The US needs to nail that Al Qaida Saeed character with a drone-launched Hellfire missile!
Oct 24, 2012 1:49 AM CDT
Milestone Nears in the US as Romney has the ball, 1st and goal at the Obama 2 yard line, with 13 seconds left in the 4th. Romney is up 3 points and is lining up in the victory formation...