Con to the question "Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?"
"[D]rones carry inherent political costs to the regime that allows them. Among domestic populations, drones are almost always unpopular, as they represent a distant and unaccountable foreign power exercising the right to kill them at will... [I]t should concern U.S. policymakers deeply that the drone program is further destabilizing an already tenuous situation...
The problem with the drones policy isn't that drones themselves are bad, but that they are happening without broader political, social, and even economic policies that could mitigate their pernicious consequences."
"The Political Consequences of a Drones-First Policy," The Atlantic, Jan. 27, 2012