Opinion
The US love affair with drones
A war strategy built around drone attacks is not only unethical, but will hurt US interests in the long run.
Ted Rall Last Modified: 18 Jul 2011 07:39

A jirga, or tribal assembly, discusses US drone strikes in Pakistan after a Predator drone attack killed three men in South Waziristan [EPA]

One of the pleasures of traveling through the developing world is that things develop. They change. There’s always something new.

Afghanistan is, depending on one’s point of view, developing, deteriorating, or doing both at once.

Example: Last August found me and two fellow Americans in a hired taxi zooming past bombed-out fuel trucks through Taliban-held Kunduz, a city in northern Afghanistan near the Tajik border. The sense of menace was palpable, but our driver seemed calm.

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