Drone Technology Goes Global, Pakistan Charged with Supporting the Taliban, Mary Todd Lincoln’s Commitment Papers: Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis on October 26, 2011

1:06pm: A BBC investigation finds that Pakistan is secretly supporting the Taliban, training fighters who attack American forces in Afghanistan. US military personnel have made similar charges against Pakistan recently. We’ll get the story.

1:12pm: The US is aggressively using drones against insurgents in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It’s also used armed drones in the hunt for Al Qaeda in places like Yemen. But the technology is now going global, as countries like China and Iran test them for their own use, and for sale. We’ll find out who else wants the technology.

1:35pm: The Frazier History Museum illuminates a darker period in the life of Mary Todd Lincoln — her commitment to a mental institution.

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