Associated Press is reporting the first serious military operation of the Obama Presidency:
Barack Obama's approval of the raids that began under Defence Secretary Bob Gates - kept on by America's new President - should not come as a surprise. When, in August 2007, he first advocated sending US troops into Pakistan to kill terrorist leaders the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial headline 'Barack Obama, Neocon'.
Dr Liam Fox, Defence spokesman for Britain's Conservatives, will be supportive. He recently said that disruption of Pakistan's al-Qaeda-Taliban network should be celebrated.