Drone Strikes in the FATA...

Drone Strikes in the FATA...

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flies over the FATA.

The United States has drastically increased the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in its struggle against al-Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates. In 2010 alone, 93 drone strikes targeted militants throughout Northwestern Pakistan (the vast majority of which struck in North and South Waziristan), more than doubling the 45 strikes authorized during the entire Bush administration.