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Poll: Should U.S. Be Carrying Out Drone Strikes Outside War Zones?

Obama adviser now admits to deadly Pakistan and Yemen attacks by remotely operated aircraft.

A year after SEALs trained in Coronado launched a raid that killed Osama bin Laden, John Brennan, the White House counterterrorism adviser, justified drone strikes outside war zones as “ethical and just.” And he said Monday: “There is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely piloted aircraft for this purpose or that prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside of an active battlefield, at least when the country involved consents or is unable or unwilling to take action against the threat.” Even Americans can be targeted by drones, the Pentagon suggests. Has America gone too far with drones?  Or is this an essential way to wage war on terrorists?

Libi Uremovic May 02, 2012 at 02:42 PM
'...There is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely piloted aircraft.." there's plenty in international law that bans one country from attacking other countries....and we certainly don't want other countries using the technology on us....
Libi Uremovic May 02, 2012 at 02:46 PM
that's why i haven't watched the 'news' in years....it's morphed into 'entertainment'...
Libi Uremovic May 02, 2012 at 02:47 PM
so now that i've read the comments i realize that the dems must be 'pro war' and the gop are 'anti war'.... is this really happening...?
Libi Uremovic May 02, 2012 at 02:51 PM
if it's a choice between using drones and using kids - use the drones.... ben laden's mantra was that he wants the u.s.a out of the middle east - so i say give them what they want.... the middle east only has oil & sand....we take away the value of the oil and they're left selling sand...
Kevin George May 02, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Who said I watched it?

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