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Obama Administration Codifying Drone Policy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Migrants Seen by Predator Drone, U.S.-Mexico Border ([image from public domain])

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.

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Scott Shane

Comments [10]

Noach of Brooklyn

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...)

Nov. 30 2012 03:47 AM
John A

I love how this story is playing everywhere. Congratulations on getting Scott Shane, himself.

Nov. 28 2012 10:28 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

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.

Nov. 27 2012 10:32 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Sheldon

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.

Nov. 27 2012 10:26 AM
John A

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.

Nov. 27 2012 10:22 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

JG - it's not drones per se, that are the problem, it's how they are used. Careful what you wish for.

Nov. 27 2012 10:22 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

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.

Nov. 27 2012 10:17 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

In 10-20 years - the likes of the NY & LAPD, will have drones of their own.

Nov. 27 2012 10:15 AM
Max from Northern NJ

This is, sadly, so very typical of governments: act first, think later, if at all.

Nov. 27 2012 10:11 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Obama admin policy: If it moves, US citizen or not - kill it.

Nov. 27 2012 10:10 AM

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