WAR

Drones Slam Pakistan

Pakistani militants are under heavy fire from drone attacks in response to their suspected involvement in an attack on a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan, that killed seven Americans. According to The New York Times, the CIA has carried out 11 strikes, killing about 90 suspected militants, since the December 30 attack, including a raid on a mud fortress that killed 17 people and a second missile attack that killed at least 20. “Some very bad people will eventually have a very bad day,” one angry official said, vowing to "avenge" the Khost attack, the Times reports. Officials deny that vengeance is a factor in the heightened number of attacks, describing the drone strikes as "the purest form of self-defense" and attributing them in part to recent requests from Pakistan for increased support.