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The Pentagon Expands its Spying Operations: What Does This Mean for Obama’s Drone Program?

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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.

Credits

Guests:
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

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Anna Scott, Lata Pandya