Friday, June 08, 2012

On drones and their ability to defeat al Qaeda - Threat Matrix


Bill Roggio's take on the Drone Wars.  I have mixed feelings, but this...
Instead of carefully explaining the need for the program, Obama administration officials leak information about the program to select officials in an effort to project toughness against al Qaeda. This is why articles such as "The Kill List" emerge, which may play well to the majority of Americans who want a president to be tough on al Qaeda, but which create a public relations nightmare internationally as the US government is perceived as directing an assassination program from the White House with little regard for international law.
...is a real problem.  David Axelrod, a domestic political advisor, sits in on these Kill List meetings. He has no business there (and probably no clearance).

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