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In Pakistan, Drones Kill Our Innocent Allies

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Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan rally to condemn U.S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas on al-Qaeda and Taliban hideouts, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash) | AP

Last Friday, I took part in an unusual meeting in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.

The meeting had been organized so that Pashtun tribal elders who lived along the Pakistani-Afghan frontier could meet with Westerners for the first time to offer their perspectives on the shadowy drone war being waged by the Central Intelligence Agency in their region.

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