February 14, 2013

Why the Pentagon Hates Obama's Drone War

Micah Zenko, Foreign Policy

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General Stanley McChrystal is speaking out against the Obama administration's use of drone strikes, echoing previous warnings and clashing with the White House's carefully cultivated narrative.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama administration, Drones, Pentagon


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