What are the moral implications of drone warfare?

David Cortright, an American scholar and peace activist. He is Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and Chair of the Board of the Fourth Freedom Forum 

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

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