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Friday, October 26, 2012

Going After Terror Targets Beyond The Reach Of Drones

A student pilot and sensor operator man the controls of a MQ-9 Reaper in a ground-based cockpit during a training mission flown from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, New York, in June. (AP/TSgt Ricky Best, Defense Department)

The Obama administration is developing a new blueprint for targeting terrorists around the world.

According to The Washington Post the “disposition matrix” contains the names of terrorism suspects arrayed against the resources available to track them down and kill them.

It’s part of the new world of warfare following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Read the Post’s series on the issue:

Additional reading:


  • Greg Miller, covers national security for The Washington Post.

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