Intelligence Squared US: "Is the U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed?"

Intelligence Squared US: "Is the U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed?"

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 9:00pm

Remotely piloted aircraft, or drones have been the centerpiece of counterterrorism efforts since the start of Obama's presidency. Their use has weakened al Qaeda and the Taliban, but civilian deaths have radicalized the public. Do drones hurt, or help, in our fight against terrorism? That's to be debated in Intelligence Squared US: "Is the U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed?" airs Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2.

For the motion: Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan-based Journalist & Author and John Kael Weston, Former State Dept. Political Adviser to Marine Units, Iraq & Afghanistan. Against the motion: General Norton Schwartz (USAF, Ret.) Former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and Admiral Dennis Blair (USN, Ret.), Former Director of National Intelligence.

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