Monday, December 3, 2012

LEGAL AND MORAL DILEMMAS OF DRONE STRIKES IN A FREE SOCIETY

The American government is now using over 7,500 drones to strike targets in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Drone strikes in Pakistan alone have killed up to 3,341 people so far, despite a lack of Congressional approval. But besides being illegal on Constitutional grounds, the drone strikes set dangerous new precedents that challenge the most basic tenets of a moral society.