October 26, 2009

The Predator War

CNAS Fellow Andrew Exum discusses the risks of using predator drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan in a report by Jane Mayer of The New Yorker. "We're not saying drones are not part of the strategy. But we are saying that right now they are part of the problem," said Exum. "If we use tactics that are killing people's brothers and sons, not to mention their sisters and wives, we can work at cross-purposes with insuring that the tribal population doesn't side with the militants. Using the Predator is a tactic, not a strategy."