comment by BEARCAT on The Best Defense (blog on Foreign Policy), Thomas E. Ricks: Annals of Obama & national security (II): What are the politico-diplomatic consequences of the drone warfare era? [June 28, 2011]
Blogger stated his view that drone strikes, due to their precise targeting, are more akin to police actions than acts of war (the article’s title on my .rss feed was “Remember when airstrikes used to be an act of war?”). Commenter points out that this logic is shaky because it would be an absurd justification, were the roles slightly shuffled. This came up with regard to a recent airstrike conducted against al-Qaeda members in Somalia, probably by the United States.
- silverbowl posted this