By Mel Brandon, Emeritus Professor at Spring Hill College
About eight and a half years ago, the US began using armed drones to kill Al Queda, ISIS, and similar leaders – the first strike occurring under President George W. Bush and over 3,000 under President Obama. The military strikes targeted extremist leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan, while the CIA strikes in Palestine, Yemen, and Somalia hit mostly rural areas — without any discrimination between low level members, who were of no risk, and innocent civilians.
Even General Petraeus noted that such attacks often became a recruiting tool for terrorist groups. And the citizens of those countries aid