Investigative Reporter for Thomson Reuters and Contributing Editor at The Atlantic
Con to the question "Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?"
"[T]the administration's excessive use of drone attacks undercuts one of its most laudable policies: a promising new post-9/11 approach to the use of lethal American force, one of multilateralism, transparency and narrow focus...
From Pakistan to Yemen to post-American Iraq, drones often spark deep resentment where they operate. When they do attack, they kill as brutally as any weapon of war. The administration’s practice of classifying the strikes as secret only exacerbates local anger and suspicion. Under Obama, drone strikes have become too frequent, too unilateral, and too much associated with the heavy-handed use of American power."
"How Obama's Drone War Is Backfiring," reuters.com, Mar. 1, 2012