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Drones and the Obama Administration


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An MQ-9 Reaper drone takes off at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images
An MQ-9 Reaper drone takes off at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada.

Drones are taking a major role in President Obama's national security efforts, which is surprising to some and sensible to others. But it's safe to say that all around, using drones raises big moral questions about the transparency of war, civilian casualties and setting geopolitical precedence.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Daniel Klaidman, special correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and author of "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency"
  • Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange and author of "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control"
  • Thomas Henriksen, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University whose most recent book is "American Power after the Berlin Wall"

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