The 'biggest problems' with the use of US drones in war

BBC Radio 4 (The Today Show) - 22 April 2011
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In a discussion about the use of US drones in Libya, Aleem Maqbool suggests that the biggest problem with the use drones is that they are used “as something of a recruiting tool” for terrorists.

The discussion then goes on to say that the issue is that the “intelligence has been wrong in the past”, the usual excuse for civilian casualties. The reality of the drone deaths is not allowed to be aired without the counter-argument that “there is some research that civilian deaths are quite low”

Humphrys also suggests that in Libya “nonetheless, they could be highly effective”

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