Thursday, February 7, 2013

Commentaries, Opinions, And Analysis On America's Drone Program

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, armed with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, performs a low altitude pass. (Reuters)

The National Security Challenges That The U.S. Drone Campaign Can't Solve -- David Rohde, The Atlantic

Obama's excessively-secret targeted killing program has had plenty of unintended foreign policy consequences.

In President Barack Obama's bold second inaugural address, one line was my favorite. "We will defend our people and uphold our values," President Barack Obama declared, "through strength of arms and rule of law."

Obama was right to describe the "rule of law" as a weapon the United States can use to defend itself. But the administration's insistence on enveloping its counter-terrorism efforts in excessive secrecy flouts the rule of law. A proud American ideal is being turned into a liability, not an asset.

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More Opinions, Analysis, And Editorials On America's Drone Program

When Can the U.S. Kill One of Its Own? (A discussion) -- New York Times
Where's the outrage over Obama's drone policy? -- Juan Williams, FOX News
As Neocons Defend Obama, Allies Doubt Him on Drones as Never Before -- Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic
What if it were Bush's drone policy? -- David Jackson, USA Today
Probing Obama's drone wars -- Al Jazeera
Detain: No. Kill: Yes. -- Juliet Lapidos, New York Times
The Targeted Killing Memo and the Problem of Secret Law -- Lincoln Caplan, New York Times
Obama’s ‘Just Trust Me’ Argument -- Andrew Rosenthal, New York Times
The Justice Department’s chilling ‘targeted killings’ memo -- James Downie, Washington Post
Obama’s drone policy, rooted in self-defense -- Michael Gerson, Washington Post
U.S. needs a rulebook for secret warfare
-- Jack Goldsmith, Washington Post
U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing? -- Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Washington Post
Indiscriminate Drone Warfare Is Wrong, Whether By Obama Or By Bush -- Eugene Robinson, IBD Editorial
Why Our Drone Warfare Campaign Is Right and Moral -- Mark McKinnon, Daily Beast
White House Drone Plan Reveals Obama's 'Hypocrisy' -- Jim Meyer, Newsmax
Assassin in Chief? -- Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson, American Thinker
Actually, Obama's Drone Warfare Is Just What We Asked For -- Matt Lewis, Business Insider/The Week
About This "Legal Justification to Kill American Citizens" Memo -- David Weigel, Slate
A time to explain the drone campaign -- Washington Post editorial
A rightful airing of Obama drone policy -- Christian Science Monitor editorial
Drone Strikes Under Scrutiny
-- New York Times editorial

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