Death from Above: Drones and Targeted KillingsPrintable Version
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Targeted killings, most of them via drones, have become the centerpiece of the Obama Administration's counter-terrorism strategy. In Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and elsewhere, drones have stood ready in the skies to strike at America's enemies. But is this strategy working? Is it productive?
Unfortunately, these targeted attacks are also killing civilians, and are increasingly raising questions as to the morality and even legality of this counter-terrorism strategy.
CNP welcomed two experts and close observers of the drone campaign: Peter Bergen and Christopher Swift.