Unmanned drones are re-shaping both the gathering of intelligence and the conduct of warfare by the Obama Administration.
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Citibank—once the biggest thing of its kind in the world—has new leadership. But the recession is still taking its toll. Today, it announced it’s closing branches around the world, scaling back consumer lending in developing countries—and cutting 11,000 jobs.
Matthias Rieker, Banking reporter for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal
Unmanned drones are re-shaping both the gathering of intelligence and the conduct of warfare by the Obama Administration. CIA civilians have been firing drones at suspected terrorists, while the military plans to deploy more spies. Will this mean more targeted killings? President Obama has been deciding which individuals will live or die. What does that mean for him personally? We’ll look at his efforts to grapple with the legal—and moral—issues created by the development of drone technology.
Greg Miller, Washington Post (@gregpmiller)
Daniel Klaidman, Newsweek/Daily Beast (@dklaidman)
Amy Zegart, Associate Professor of Public Policy, UCLA
Tom Junod, Writer at Large for Esquire magazine; last July he wrote a passionate critique of the president called, The Lethal Presidency and then last week wrote a follow-up blog called How Obama Justifies Drones. (@TomJunod)
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