Targeted Killings, Drones and the Role of the CIA

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgTargeted killing of terrorist leaders was controversial when President Bush adopted the practice in the aftermath of September 11. With almost no public discussion, President Obama has expanded the practice, using unmanned drones. It's a cheap way to get rid of terrorist leaders, but mistakes and civilian casualties can be costly in more ways than one. We look at how the policy has developed and how it could change the role of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Credits

Guests:
Greg Miller - Washington Post - @gregpmiller, Naureen Shah - Amnesty International - @naureenshah, Max Boot - Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and columnist for the Washington Post - @MaxBoot

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Caitlin Shamberg, Evan George