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Scott Shane, reporter for The New York Times, discusses his report that the Obama Administration has been working on writing a rule book for U.S. drone use.
There is an obvious typo in the label of the mp3 file for this segment. It appears in my media player (Audacity) as "Obama Administration Codifying Drove [sic] Policy".
(Perhaps it was a Freudian slip? I mean, tragically, the policy of this administration on drones has been to unleash them upon populations in droves...)
I love how this story is playing everywhere. Congratulations on getting Scott Shane, himself.
Jg - as I've said - drones themselves are not the problem, you're right, they are like any other weapon. It's how they are being used, we have to keep an eye on.
Drones are just like any other weapons only they are more protective of our troops while striking fear in the hearts of the enemies of civilization.
Thanks for this segment. "We can't wait" until the Supreme Court gives attention. The reporting of double strikes against so-called good samaritans was particularly upsetting.
JG - it's not drones per se, that are the problem, it's how they are used. Careful what you wish for.
What is great about UAV drones is that they terrorize the terrorists, and that is the only way you can fight terrorism, is by terrorizing the terrorists where they hide and live. Israel pioneered the use of drones and the US has improved on them and become the leader in this great new tool of making asymmetrical war more symmetrical.
It's a great tool that saves the lives of our soldiers and strikes terror into the hearts of terrorists and should be considered a blessing, not a curse.
In 10-20 years - the likes of the NY & LAPD, will have drones of their own.
This is, sadly, so very typical of governments: act first, think later, if at all.
Obama admin policy: If it moves, US citizen or not - kill it.
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