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Strategy for Afghanistan.
Here's one of the many that the president is said to be considering.
It reportedly comes from none other than vice president Joseph but here's the idea.
He troop levels low step up air strikes against al-Qaeda targets using unmanned predator drones.
So we figured let's get an inside look at how these drones work.
And why they could be one of America's most important and controversial weapons Casey Stegall reporting from the four -- profits in Afghanistan.
While some see it as a white Knight for troops on the ground others are wondering if it's costing more innocent lives that it's saving.
It flies at 60000 feet for twenty Albers at a time spying on the enemy.
Then -- missiles on them all well the pilots are safe on the ground thousands of miles away.
These unmanned aerial vehicles are loaded with technology and weapons but perhaps his most important feature its -- in the sky.
This camera that allows people on the ground do not only gather intelligence but also monitor the enemy from great distances in any condition.
Even in the dark.
But there is a dark side to the success of Pakistani newspaper reporting that drone strikes have killed almost 700 innocent civilians in that country.
Numbers that could easily turn the population against US and NATO efforts to win hearts and minds in the region.
Supporters of the -- claim that new technology is making -- more accurate.
And with each new generation of UAV that rolls out of the factory civilian casualties will be dramatically reduced.
There's other issues -- yeah -- They're build them as fast they can basically in.
There's no -- -- -- the man inside.
In fact the White House wants to spend.
Three and a half a billion dollars for more of these still -- birds next year.
And that's the debate happening right now in Washington -- drones alone defeat al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
General McChrystal seems to doubt it which may be why he's asking the president for 40000 additional troops in this country.
-- -- Casey Stegall reporting earlier inside Afghanistan well.
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