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Pakistan remains opposed to drones after Obama speech

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The Pakistan government Friday repeated its view that US drone strikes in its territory were illegal, after President Barack Obama laid out new guidelines for their use. 

A US Marine inspects an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Camp Dwyer in Gamser, Helmand Province on February 15, 2011. The Pakistan government has repeated its view that US drone strikes in its territory were illegal, after President Barack Obama laid out new guidelines for their use.

The US president mounted a firm defence of his covert drone war as legal and just in a major speech on counterterrorism policy on Thursday but warned that undisciplined use of the tactic would invite abuses of power.

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