It's good to see a relatively in depth article about drone warfare in the Washington Post - even if it's not as forceful as I would like. On its face the idea that an unacknowledged program is secretly killing people, including US citizens, anywhere in the world is revolting. That there is no transparency or accountability is an egregious usurpation of power by the executive branch. That such actions foment tremendous hatred makes the policy all the worse. How does constant drone surveillance and bombings differ fundamentally from terrorism? For that matter, how does waging a war in which targets demonstrating no imminent threat are picked off far from any battlefield differ fundamentally from terrorism?
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