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Trending In Our News Feeds – Drone strike kills Taliban number two. A U.S. drone strike killed the Pakistan Taliban’s second in command yesterday, according to three Pakistani security officials. “This is a huge blow to militants and a win in the fight against insurgents,” said an official. However, Reuters notes drone casualties are difficult to confirm. Members of the Pakistan Taliban claim the militants have already selected a new number two. Foreign Policy’s Elias Groll investigates whether the strike violated Obama’s new drone policy. He says we cannot know, since the new policy is classified, but “Wednesday’s drone strike suggests that the president's speech did not in fact represent a radical departure from past policy.”
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