Obama: Fool Me Thrice, Shame on Whom?

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Mary L. G. Theroux: There have been more than 300 drone strikes in Pakistan under President Obama—more than six times as under President Bush—killing hundreds of civilians, 64 children, and four Americans.

It Takes Two Clintons to Destroy a Village

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John Marciano: Amidst the adulation for the Clintons, can admirers imagine the anguish of Afghani, Bosnian, Iraqi, Pakistani, Serbian, Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni parents whose children that have been killed as a result of decisions the Clintons have made as public officials?

In Praise of Drone Strikes

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Kahar Zalmay: I submit that the difference between a predator Taliban and a Predator drone is that the latter does not intentionally target innocent people, but terrorists who kidnap children and strap them into suicide vests do purposefully target unarmed civilians.

Behind Pakistan’s Iron Curtain

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Melissa Roddy: Clinging to the simplistic Vietnam era mind-set, where ere goes the U.S. military, misery follows — anti-drone activists fail to comprehend the ground reality of their impassioned “Troops Out — Stop the Drones” mission.

Obama’s New Restricted War on Terror Unlikely to Last

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Ivan Eland: Even if drone strikes are eventually transferred from the CIA to the Pentagon, it may be important only in the minds of Washington’s politicians and bureaucrats, rather than effecting the implied improvement in transparency.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

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Norman Solomon: Many people in the United States don’t agree with a foreign policy that glories in use of drones, cruise missiles and the like, but such disagreement is in a distinct minority.

No 9/11, No Need for Drones

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Berry Craig: Count me among supporters of drones or any other weapon authorized by any president that kills the enemy without endangering the lives and limbs of our fighting service men and women.

Should the Law Governing the War on Terror Be Changed?

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Ivan Eland: Unfortunately, even if the law is not changed, civil liberties groups already have a perpetual war on their hands–despite the decimation of the main al Qaeda group.

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