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And this Fox News alert the first used -- suspected US drone strikes hit Pakistan since the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Reports say one of those attacks took out twelve suspected militants in a lawless tribal area.
That straddles the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
These latest attacks suggest the US is by no means backing down in its pursuit.
Of terrorism suspects.
After the raid that killed Osama bin Laden but they come with a new strain on the American Pakistani relationship.
Let's talk about it with Stephen Yates he is a former deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney for national security affairs.
-- trusting -- nobody knows exactly why Osama bin Laden chose a bottom bad to hide but a lot of observers think it was because.
Those drone strikes which started even back when when he is believed to have moved there.
Those drone strikes sort of drove him out of that border area he wanted to be in a place that he felt the United States would launch an attack from the -- Right -- from what we can tell he seems to have picked a location where.
He felt relatively safe Catherine Herridge and others have reported in detail about.
The clues of having his children nearby and his wives nearby he seemed to feel exceedingly safe location.
Very likely because of the safe distance from the drone attacks.
And obviously -- death was a major success of it operations incredible.
But you don't really get a mission accomplished moment in a war like this and I think that the continued operations of the drones.
That continued for leading posture on the security forces in Pakistan very very important.
Interesting that old -- the thinking is that the United States sent the -- -- in for a -- raid rather than using an unmanned drone.
Because we didn't -- -- just collapsed the building and kill him and leave his body for somebody else to fine I mean we wanted to know that we got the guy.
Right well it.
Was yet right it was very risky to send the team -- obviously more risky than sending a drone but you have conclusive evidence.
You don't have that bits and pieces of DNA.
Which will be less compelling image also risky because we angered the Pakistan.
We did they're not happy with the -- attacks either.
But yes this definitely touched raw -- in Pakistan -- leaders feel compelled.
To have to denounce these kinds of operations but those leaders know every bit as much as we -- the tenuous position they're in.
They have to publicly have a certain face but -- -- -- they conspicuously they keep saying don't do this again rather than focus on the operations.
Well uninteresting to that just within the last hour to it's being reported that they rounded up.
Forty terrorism suspects in the bottom body area and apparently it was all on information based on information generated by the bin Laden -- Right that's a big deal but it also proves the rule of politics that Fred Thompson once famously said is not good enough to do good -- to be seen doing good.
And the Pakistan's security forces need to be seen doing good for the advancement of US interest and security of that area after the finding of the Sama bin Laden.
Very -- by the military you know one of the questions I have is what happens to that chunk of one of our stealth helicopters that was previously I mean previously undisclosed nobody seemed to know publicly that we had this thing.
Now they've got a big chunk of that helicopter is that on its way to China to be sold do you think.
Well the images are out I can't believe the Chinese be very far away the pakistanis and the Chinese have a very close relationship and Pakistan in addition to being -- harbor for al-Qaeda.
Has been ground zero for a global proliferation network as well.
And so this is -- exceedingly advanced technology making a helicopter quiet is an exceedingly difficult engineering feat.
One that no doubt China and others would love to learn from Stephen Yates was a former deputy assistant vice president.
For national security affairs Stephen thank you thank.
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