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Underreported: The Accelerated Drone War in Yemen

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A report from the New America Foundation has found that the Obama Administration has dramatically escalated its drone war in Yemen. Peter Bergen talks about the report’s findings and their regional implications.

Guests:

Peter Bergen

Comments [4]

Edith Smth from New York City

An interesting report about a controversial policy. But why does Bergen insist that Obama's motives are political? Does everything a president does have to be assumed to done for votes not to ( rightly or wrongly) best protect the country?

Jun. 14 2012 03:42 PM
John A.

"You can find links on our show page"
try these:
http://newamerica.net/publications/articles/2012/obama_ramps_up_covert_war_in_yemen_68427
http://newamerica.net/pressroom/2012/new_study_obama_carrying_out_covert_war_in_yemen

Jun. 14 2012 01:56 PM

Even with a British accent, incessant "Ya know's" are annoying, distracting and unconvincing.

Jun. 14 2012 01:40 PM
John A.

Important must be the distinction of when the strikes are agreed to with the foreign gvt and when not.
But
If it's presented to the citizens of those countries as US Imperialism then important ground is lost for our national image. A net loss it seems.

Jun. 14 2012 01:36 PM

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