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Smaller, smarter weapons

As the pace of drone attacks increases inside Pakistan, the CIA is using a new generation of small but highly accurate missiles to limit damage and lower the risk of killing civilians. Here's how the older Hellfire missile stacks up against one newer model now available for use on unmanned Predator aircraft.


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In Pakistan, CIA refines methods to reduce civilian deaths
Article | The CIA is using new, smaller missiles and advanced surveillance techniques to minimize civilian casualties in its targeted killings of suspected insurgents in Pakistan's tribal areas, according to current and former officials in the United States and Pakistan.

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