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Old 02-10-2014, 07:48 PM
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US government reportedly ordering drone strikes based on cell phone location | Fox News
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The U.S. government reportedly is ordering some drone strikes based on the location of terror suspects' cell phones -- without necessarily confirming the location of the suspects themselves -- raising concerns about missiles hitting unintended targets.

The details were included in a report published Monday by journalist Glenn Greenwald's newest venture, The Intercept. Though it previously has been reported that National Security Agency data-tracking is used in locating and targeting terror suspects, the Intercept article raised new questions about the accuracy of that data.

The report, citing an unnamed former drone operator and other sources, said the NSA uses a "complex analysis of electronic surveillance" to pinpoint drone strike targets. However, the report said, the CIA and U.S. military don't always confirm who the target is with informants on the ground. This raises the concern that the flagged phone could be in the hands of someone else -- a friend, a family member, someone who's holding the wrong phone at the wrong time -- when the missile is fired.

"It's really like we're targeting a cell phone," the former drone operator was quoted as saying. "We're not going after people -- we're going after their phones."

The Intercept report also detailed how some Taliban leaders have caught onto the NSA's methods, and have tried to evade tracking by purchasing multiple SIM cards and mixing them up.

A spokeswoman with the National Security Council defended the administration's approach to these strikes, without going into fine detail.

"For obvious reasons we can't discuss the specific sources and methods we use to establish near certainty, but our assessments are not based on a single piece of information," spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told Fox News. "We gather and scrutinize information from a variety of sources and methods before we draw conclusions."

She said officials take "extraordinary care" to make sure counterterrorism actions are within the law and, "before we take any counterterrorism strike outside areas of active hostilities, there must be near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured -- the highest standard we can set."
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Well, this can't be true, it came from FOX news........
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Can they target my Jitterbug?
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It sure is. Obama is trigger happy.... while his base isn't. As some others like me.
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Great...

So now a few terrorists can simply hide all of their cell phones in a public place like a market or shopping mall, and then Obama can come in and strike the terrorists' intended target FOR THEM...
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The could always tie a cellphone on a camel and let it go that would confuse the drones
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Got to grant this progressive nut job is trying
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