Why Drones Work

Author
Daniel Byman
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foreign Affairs
Volume
92
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
July/August 2013
Institution
Council on Foreign Relations
Abstract
The Obama administration relies on drones for one simple reason: they work. Drone strikes have devastated al Qaeda at little financial cost, at no risk to U.S. forces, and with fewer civilian casualties than many alternative methods would have caused.
Political Geography
United States