November 6, 2012

Why Drones Were Left Out of U.S. Election

Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg

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The alternatives to drone strikes have costs. Ground operations would also cause civilian casualties and could put American troops at risk. Scaling back the drone strikes risks letting some terrorists go to plot more evil. But the costs of killing, injuring, endangering and terrifying civilians have to be entered into the equation.

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TAGGED: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012, Drones, Africa, Yemen, Pakistan, United States

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