Secret drone wars not part of leak probes, sources say.

Image: defenseindustrydaily.com Recent revelations about clandestine U.S. drone campaigns against…

Image: defenseindustrydaily.com

Recent revelations about clandestine U.S. drone campaigns against al Qaeda and other militants are not part of two major leak investigations being conducted by federal prosecutors, sources familiar with the inquiries said.

Most detailed information on the drone wars, which were initiated by the George W. Bush administration but expanded by President Barack Obama, is highly classified, officials said.

But Obama and top administration officials, including White House counter-terrorism chief John Brennan, recently have been alluding more openly to drone operations in public remarks, and detailed news coverage has been widespread.

Source: Mark Hosenball for Reuters.

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