Unmanned drone attacks, sent from sometimes thousands of miles away on command, have significantly increased this year as part of President Obama's new Afghan strategy. After 52 attacks in 2009, there have already been at least 69 attacks so far in 2010. Just this week a suspected U.S. missile strike killed seven alleged militants in eastern Afghanistan.
Also on the show is an update on an ABC News Investigation into Goldline, a hugely successful company that sells hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold to American consumers each year. Using two former Presidential candidates and several top personalities at Fox News, Goldline has now come under scrutiny by Congress for its sales pitches in the wake of an ABC News investigation.
At a Congressional hearing Thursday, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D.-New York, who called for the hearing, said "This industry is an orchestrated effort to scare people, to lie to them, and then to rip them off."
Goldline executives strongly defended the firm's sales practices, and the company has said Weiner's attacks are motivated by "a political agenda."
"Brian Ross Investigates" is a weekly 30-minute investigative news magazine show that features exclusive interviews, undercover videos and extended investigations and story updates.
"The show is part of our expanded digital efforts in this new age of news," Ross said. "It's an exciting venture that we hope will allow viewers to interact with our investigative team and offer input as we continue reporting."
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This week is the 25th episode of "Brian Ross Investigates." All shows are archived on Hulu for viewing.