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The US, drones and targeted assassination

April 18, 2012

This short video is re-posted from The Nation.

The use of unmanned drones have been a part of US warfare and foreign policy since the Clinton administration, but the escalation of their use has happened under the Obama administration.

This increase in the use of drones by the US military, particularly in the Af-pak war was recently discussed in a solid article by Tom Barry and is the subject of a new book by Medea Benjamin, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

In this episode from VideoNation, author and Nation writer Jeremy Scahill explains the steps taken by the Bush administration and extended by the Obama administration in order to circumvent Congress and carry out targeted killings.

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