The United States continued its controversial drone program in Pakistan Sunday, killing eight suspected militants in the country’s volatile tribal region, Pakistani officials said. The strike targeted fighters linked to Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a war chieftain with suspected ties to the Pakistani Army. The drone strike Sunday consisted of four missiles fired in Dre Nishter, a village near the country’s border with Afghanistan, according to Pakistani officials. Meanwhile, it was revealed Sunday that major drone manufacturers like Northrop Grumman Corp. want to take their business abroad and have been lobbying the federal government to allow them to sell the nearly silent killing machines to foreign buyers.
BORDER PATROL Kirsty Wigglesworth, File / AP Photo