The "Fog of War" in the Age of Drones

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President Obama spoke this morning about the two aid workers accidentally killed by a U.S. drone strike in January. American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto were being held hostage by Al-Qaeda near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. During his speech, Obama said that in the “fog of war,” deadly mistakes can happen. But in an age of drone strikes, orchestrated from a distance, isn’t the business of war supposed to be a lot less foggy?

Credits

Guest:
Yochi Dreazen - Foreign editor for Vox - @yochidreazen

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal