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Five Myths About Obama’s Drone War

Truman Project and Center for National Policy

At least since Pope Innocent II banned the use of crossbows against Christians in 1139, new military technologies have always created strategic and ethical dilemmas. And armed drones — the weapons of choice for today’s battlefield without boundaries — are no exception. Do drone strikes provide a compelling option when battling terrorist networks, or does the controversy they generate outweigh the benefit?

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  • Bradley Urso

    I see a contradiction "Drone strikes cause inordinate civilian casualties." but then "But any lethal force results in some civilian casualties". What civilian casualty number is ordinate or within reasonable limit? I would say 0. Then that ceases to be a myth and is a truth as well as one of the main problems people including myself have with their use.