One Nation, Under Drones

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One Nation,Under Drones

Some of the best recent commentary on how a weapon system has become a substitute for a strategy:

Storified by · Mon, May 14 2012 18:13:45

America as a Shining Drone Upon a HillWe’re talking, in particular, about the use by the Obama administration (and the Bush administration before it) of a growing armada o…
American Drones Will Not Save YemenBy Joshua Foust An attempted terrorist attack this week has been bookended by US drone strikes in Yemen. Do we know they’re effective…
Honoring a ‘Terror War’ Architectby Ray McGovern, May 14, 2012 Since even readers of The New York Times are aware of Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan’s o…
Drones in Yemen May Cause Blowback, a Belated RevelationAt Foreign Policy, James Traub wonders whether we might be causing outrage and creating enemies through our drone war in Yemen. As Barbar…
Pentagon Issues Drone War Talking PointsBy Spencer Ackerman It’s official: the US drone war over Pakistan, Yemen and beyond really does exist. John Brennan, President Obama&…
US Relaxes Drone RulesBy ADAM ENTOUS, SIOBHAN GORMAN and JULIAN E. BARNES The Obama administration has given the Central Intelligence Agency and US military gr…
Drone war defensiveBy Jefferson Morley The Obama administration is escalating its public relations offensive for global drone war, even as popular oppositio…
Drones Invade Capitol HillPatrick Eddington
Drones coming to a town near youBut while wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, a third war is winding up: a war conducted entirely with drones. It’s a long…
Attack of the dronesCongress quietly passed a new law in February that could result in as many as 30000 unmanned drones plying nation’s skies by 2020. Th…
Privacy concerns as US government rolls out domestic drone rulesUnmanned drones could soon be buzzing in the skies above many US cities, as the federal government green-lights the technology for local …
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