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Friday, November 4, 2011

U.S. Tightens Drone Rules


“Mr. Obama was an early convert to drones. The CIA has had freedom to decide who to target and when to strike. The White House usually is notified immediately after signature strikes take place, not beforehand, a senior U.S. official said.

The program had some early skeptics, but their concerns gained little traction. Dennis Blair, Mr. Obama’s first director of national intelligence, recommended that the CIA measure the program’s effectiveness beyond numbers of dead militants, U.S. officials said. It didn’t happen.” Wall Street Journal

It’s easier to wage constant global warfare when you only have to deal with a handful of politicians and not the pesky public.

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