October 2, 2012

A Dangerous New World of Drones

Peter Bergen & Jennifer Rowland, CNN

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Without an international framework governing the use of drone attacks, the United States is setting a dangerous precedent for other nations with its aggressive and secretive drone programs in Pakistan and Yemen, which are aimed at suspected members of al Qaeda and their allies.

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TAGGED: Yemen, Pakistan, Iran, China, Drones


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