Jan. 8, 2013: Haidar Khel, Pakistan.
Four to nine people were reported killed in twin strikes on the villages of Khasso Khel and Haidar Khel in North Waziristan. Both strikes destroyed buildings. The attack is believed to have killed an al Qaeda operative -- either from Somali, the United Arab Emirates or Kuwait. The attack came a day after Gen. Stanley McChrystal (ret.) cautioned against the overuse of drones in an interview with Reuters: “What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world. The resentment created by American use of unmanned strikes … is much greater than the average American appreciates. They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who've never seen one or seen the effects of one."