Time to reasess drones
The U.S. drone strike programme has entered a period of
re-evaluation and reconfiguration. Nowhere is this more evident and
important than in Pakistan.
Key indicators of reassessment and public inquiry include a sustained
decrease in the reported number of strikes since 2010 and an even
sharper drop in recent months.
Members of Congress have become increasingly vocal in expressing
their concerns, exemplified by John Brennan’s extended confirmation
process for the CIA directorship and Sen Rand Paul’s 13-hour Senate
filibuster over the US drone policy.
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