Friday, April 22, 2011

Why Drones In Libya Are A Bad Idea

This article, although pretty short, makes some interesting points explaining why President Obama should not have authorized the use of Predator Drones in Libya (which he did yesterday). Essentially, he argues that Drones are a symbol of American arrogance, especially in the eyes of Muslims. I am a little surprised that we are using Drones. NATO has not lost any aircraft and there are no signs that NATO aircraft are especially at risk. Drones, ultimately, are a great weapon, but as this article points out, they may not be worth the cost in this particular conflict.

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