Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, meeting with President Obama at the White House at the culmination of a three-day visit to Washington on October 23, asked U.S. President Barack Obama to end drone strikes on his country.
Every time President Obama orders a drone pilot to launch missiles at a “suspected terrorist,” he may be violating international law and committing actionable war crimes. This is the conclusion reached by two human rights organizations which have released reports condemning the civilian death toll of the drone war.
Many of the "experts" arguing in the media for U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war have strong ties to the defense industry, but these ties were rarely mentioned in connection with their media appearances.
As the Obama administration cancels aid to Egypt, questions arise regarding the relation of that decision to the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Does the president's use of military operatives to conduct the missions in Libya and Somalia point to a reduced dependence on drones?