The folly of the drones, HUSAIN HAQQANI

The folly of the drones, HUSAIN HAQQANI 

Husain Haqqani, director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute, served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. from 2008-2011.

The death of an American and an Italian hostage in a U.S. drone strike aimed at al-Qaeda illustrates not only the perils of drone warfare. It also highlights the limitations of America’s desire to fight terrorism with technology without putting boots or human intelligence sources on the ground. The terrorists managed to keep secret the location of their hostages by ensuring that they were neither visible to the drones nor mentioned in electronic communications.

Camilla Wood

UK based Legal Aid Lawyer

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