28 Jan '13, 3pm

"Drones Provoke Growing Controversy in US," by Jim Lobe #drones #obama #military

"Drones Provoke Growing Controversy in US," by Jim Lobe #drones #obama #military

Post a Comment Resize Text + | - | R Plain Text Print SHARE Email As Barack Obama renews his lease on the White House for another four years, his administration is debating how best to respond to a growing internal and public controversy over his first term’s non-battlefield counter-terrorist weapon of choice: armed drones. For months, senior administration officials have reportedly been haggling over the terms of a so-called “playbook” for the use of drones against suspected terrorists that will provide detailed rules for who will be included on so-called “kill lists,” under what circumstances drones can be used to kill them, and what agency can do the killing. The debate has also included whether or not—and to what extent—the government should make those rules, and the legal justifications that purportedly underlie them, public. How the debate turns out could be critical...

Full article: http://www.nationofchange.org/drones-provoke-growing-cont...

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