May 2, 2012

Obama's Drone War May Soon Reach a Tipping Point

James Joyner, The New Republic

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When it comes to the rapidly expanding drone war, the possibility of blowback has always been a decidedly known unknown.

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TAGGED: Pakistan, Barack Obama, Yemen, Afghanistan, Drones, 2012

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