Conflict & Justice

Why President Obama Embraces Drones

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Credit: Pete Souza

President Barack Obama meets with his national security team for a monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Situation Room of the White House, Dec. 14, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The United Nations is launching an investigation into the impact of drone strikes and so-called targeted killings on civilians.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, who has interviewed hundreds of US officials about the Obama Administration's embrace of drones as a major national security tool.

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