Karen J. Greenberg, a published author and Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, dissects controversial legal theories behind drone warfare on JustLove, the Catholic Channel, aired on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Part of the Obama administration’s campaign against terror, drone warfare is a targeted killing program that relies on unmanned aircraft operated by remote control from a network of secret bases around the world.
Efficiency – the ability to save American lives by not putting troops in harms’ way and, in theory, reducing civilian casualties – are positive aspects of this relatively new military method, Ms. Greenberg says.
But drones’ ability to create “a reign of terror,” to heighten anti-Americanism and to promote the probable use of predator drones by other countries on American targets, she adds, makes us question “is this a road we want to go down?”
Listen to her conversation with Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities New York, broadcasted on March 2, 2013 on JustLove, The Catholic Channel 129, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio.
JustLove, aired weekly on Saturday at 10 am EST, features conversations about the church in the world to promote a more just and compassionate society.
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