Articles of interest: drones
Posted on November 9, 2011
I’ve spent a good deal of time on this blog discussing the ethics of drone warfare. Recently, strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere have drawn major news coverage. Here are a couple articles of interest on this subject:
- The Wall Street Journal reports that Central Intelligence Agency has drawn back its drone campaign after both military and diplomatic officials complained large strikes were damaging America’s relationship with Pakistan.
- Daphne Eviatar argues on The Huffington Post that drone strikes are potentially illegal, unnecessary, and perhaps even counterproductive.
- Mirza Shahzad Akbar details in The Guardian why he is suing the CIA for allegedly killing innocent civilians through drone attacks in Pakistan.
- Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith writes in the New York Times on the deadly human impact of drone strikes.
As always, your thoughts are welcome.