Yesterday morning, I joined C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the US’s use of drones in military and counterterrorism operations abroad, as well as their usage by domestic law enforcement agencies. Interestingly enough, as I was making the argument that the US should openly discuss the program, President Obama’s adviser for counterterrorism was defending the program in a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. In my opinion, the opportunity to capitalize on explaining and defending this program to the US public and to the nations where the strikes occur has long since passed.
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