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Saturday, June 28, 2014

But it's so tidy and effective...just like the A-bomb

A new think tank report contends technology makes it easier for policy makers to be stupid:

The Stimson task force identifies a number of specific problems within the larger problem of a future of constant drone strikes. First, ease of drone strikes makes it easy to avoid thinking strategically about whether they're doing more harm than good. "To the best of our knowledge," the task force concludes "the US executive branch has yet to engage in a serious cost-benefit analysis of targeted UAV strikes as a routine counterterrorism tool."

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