In 1961, in his farewell address to the nation as our 34th President, Dwight Eisenhower warned that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.” (Click) His words are often repeated, a reminde
“What makes aerial drones so different from manned aircraft is not their efficiency as hunters or killers but their ability to linger.” So writes William M. Arkin, a former army intelligence analyst. (“Loitering With Intent,” by William M. Arkin, Harper’s, June 2015 pg.
A year ago a Yemeni lawyer responded to a drone attack with anger on Twitter: Dear Obama, when a US drone missile kills a child in Yemen, the father will go to war with you, guaranteed. Nothing to do with Al Qaeda. (“Do Less Harm,” by Sarah Holewinski, Foreign Affairs, Jan/Feb 201