US Drones Killing Children in Pakistan: One Reporter's Story
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Meanwhile, senior State Department officials have been critical of the strikes’ impact on diplomacy with Pakistan, when relations are already strained following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May.
The White House has instigated an appeals process, giving the State Department more influence in deciding when to strike, although the CIA director still makes the final decision, the Journal claims. There has been no fixed policy towards smaller strikes, or targeted attacks on High Value Targets.