Two Americans were killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan, highlighting the ongoing questions on the use of drones as weapons. So, what is the controversy?
Remarks by the President at the National Defense University
“The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, has grown rapidly over the past decade.”
Almost 2,500 now killed by covert US drone strikes since Obama inauguration six years ago: The Bureau’s report for January 2015
“At least 2,464 people have now been killed by US drone strikes outside the country’s declared war zones since President Barack Obama’s inauguration six years ago, the Bureau’s latest monthly report reveals.”
Obama defends drones: They are ‘effective’ and ‘legal’
“President Obama on Thursday offered a clear defense of the country’s controversial drone program, arguing it’s both legal and vital for national security.”
War By Remote Control: Drones Make It Easy
“From his spot beneath the famous Wright Military Flyer in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Peter Singer is reminded of a modern military drone.”
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