First ‘Over-Horizon’ Strike In Kabul Shows Future Of MQ-9 Operations

President Joe Biden meets with his national security team on July 1 to discuss the operation to strike Al Qaida leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan.
Credit: White House photo
The MQ-9 strike in the heart of Kabul that took out al-Qaida’s senior leader was the culmination of almost a year of “over-the-horizon” U.S. counterterror operations, and a sign of how the U.S. wants to operate its Reaper fleet in the future. President Joe Biden announced late Aug. 1 that he ordered...

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