February 5, 2013

The Case for Drone Strikes

Michael W. Lewis, Los Angeles Times

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They remain the best option for denying al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters havens in Pakistan.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Drones


January 23, 2013
Think Pakistanis Hate Drones? Nope
Fair, Kaltenthaler & Miller, Atlantic
Observers of Pakistani politics say Pakistanis universally loathe the American drone strikes against Islamist militants in Pakistan's tribal belt. The view is based on anecdotal accounts of Pakistanis, but not the ones most... more ››
February 3, 2013
Qaeda Finds New Life in Unstable Areas
Greg Miller & Joby Warrick, WaPo
U.S. officials said the terrorist network’s core in Pakistan and its ability to carry out large-scale attacks in the United States have been all but demolished, leading to a shift in focus to emerging threats elsewhere. ... more ››
January 27, 2013
Pakistan's Battle for Democracy
Arif Rafiq, The Diplomat
Democratic forces in Pakistan continue to fight an uphill battle despite a multitude of national challenges. more ››
January 27, 2013
My Plan to Fix the World's Biggest Problems
Bill Gates, Wall St. Journal
From the fight against polio to fixing education, what's missing is often good measurement and a commitment to follow the data. We can do better. We have the tools at hand. more ››