Mustafa Abu al-Yazid ranked high on the roster of global terrorists. He was jailed in connection with the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, thought to have managed finances for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States and, as the No. 3 official in Al Qaeda, was widely ...
Pilots fly drones over Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq from computer consoles at Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas and other locations. The Obama administration has carried out at least 101 drone strikes on suspected militants in Pakistan. Critics say the attacks cause high civilian casualties and are ineffective in eliminating top Al Qaeda leaders. Drone supporters say strikes are precise, cause limited collateral damage and save the lives of U.S. soldiers.