Witness to the Drone Strike That Killed an American Terrorist

Witness to the Drone Strike That Killed an American TerroristLt. Col. Mark McCurley stood tense and quiet in the operations cell in Djibouti, Africa with his eyes transfixed on the large, high-definition monitor before him. It was playing a real-time video feed from a Predator drone — the same video McCurley said was being beamed to high-level officials in Washington, D.C., more than 7,000 miles away. Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen and senior member of al Qaeda, was in the lead car with his bodyguards.

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