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Obama’s support for US covert operations | Global Village Space

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According to the New America Foundation, President Bush authorized 45 to 50 drone operations throughout his eight-year administration, which resulted in the deaths of 477 people. 

Obama’s government authorized 316 drone strikes by the middle of his term, which resulted in the deaths of at least 2,363 people. As has been the case with recent US presidential elections, Obama’s election triumph in November 2008 was primarily a result of the quantity of money he amassed rather than the promises he made.  former president Jimmy Carter (1977-81) declared ten years ago. Overall, Obama did not prove to be as expansionist in foreign policy matters as his predecessor, George W. Bush. However, in one area, Obama chose more harmful actions than Bush in relation to drone warfare and the use of these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in various countries. In Pakistan alone, from 2004 to 2011, between 2,347 and 2,956 people were killed in US drone attacks; the majority of the drone assaults in that 7-year period in Pakistan occurred from 2 to 7 a.m.Obama has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons and has considered using military force against Syria in 2013. An American-born Al Qaeda leader and Anwar al-Awlaki were among those killed in Yemen by a single US drone strike that used a Hellfire missile in late September 2011.  




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