As U.S. drone monopoly frays, Obama seeks global rules

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on energy at the Argonne National Lab near ChicagoBy Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, who vastly expanded U.S. drone strikes against terrorism suspects overseas under the cloak of secrecy, is now openly seeking to influence global guidelines for their use as China and other countries pursue their own drone programs. The United States was the first to use unmanned aircraft fitted with missiles to kill militant suspects in the years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. But other countries are catching up. …


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