Islamabad, February 7 (RHC)-- The Barack Obama administration is reportedly scaling back drone strikes in Pakistan at the Pakistani government’s request.
The Washington Post reports Pakistan asked for the pause amid peace talks with the Taliban. A preliminary meeting between the two sides was delayed on Tuesday after the Pakistani government failed to show up.
There appears to have been no U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan since December, the longest pause since 2011. At a hearing in Washington, House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers, a right-wing congressional representative, blasted President Obama for his pledge last year to rein in drone attacks overseas.
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