Coming up Wednesday

Wildfires burn through Colorado causing thousands to evacuate, and protests in Turkey are in 13th day. Tune in at 7am ET.
June 6th, 2012
01:33 PM ET

New York Times' David Sanger on al-Libi drone strike: Al Qaeda appears in disarray

The Obama Administration has dealt another big blow to Al Qaeda. Abu Yahya al-Libi, the organization's second in command, has been killed in a drone strike in Pakistan. He was a public face of the terror network often appearing in Al Qaeda videos. The strike that killed al-Libi was the third drone attack in as many days in Pakistan.

David Sanger, "New York Times" chief Washington correspondent and author of "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power," examines increasing reliance on drone strikes and their effectiveness. This morning, he explains how important the al-Libi drone strike was to further dismantling Al Qaeda, and the increasing threat of cyber attacks.

Filed under: Security
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. casey k

    @krm1007-who cares when they get rid of the threat as long as they do!

    June 7, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. casey k

    the obama admin- cant win from losing.they've gotten rid of more al-queda than bush and people are upset by it.WTF?

    June 7, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. krm1007 ©™

    Perfectly timed for the elections. I suppose more to fireworks come.

    June 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.