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Obama Is Worried Future Presidents Will Wage Perpetual, Secret Drone War

Michael Pittman / (CC BY-SA 2.0) In an interview with New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait, President Obama agreed with one of the most significant critiques of his drone war, that its precedent could encourage future presidents to engage comfortably in perpetual covert wars “all over the world”—just as he did. As Obama put it, his precedent risks creating “institutional comfort and inertia with what looks like a pretty antiseptic way of disposing of enemies.
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