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A Predator drone at Balad Air Base, Iraq, in 2004. Rob Jensen/USAF/Getty Images hide caption

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An unmanned drone armed with Hellfire missiles is shown over southern Afghanistan. A Hellfire missile fired from a drone was used in 2011 to kill an American in Yemen who the Obama administration says was an al-Qaida leader. Another American died in that attack, and a 16-year-old American was killed in a separate drone strike. Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt/AP hide caption

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Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt/AP