Human rights lawyers have become modern-day Luddites. Against all evidence that drone strikes offer unparalleled precision and minimize the loss of life, they insist that utopia would be restored if only we could return to the conventional artillery barrage.
Such distaste for innovation disregards the history of warfare, which is marked by an unending quest to engage the enemy beyond the range of his weaponry. It also misconstrues the legal underpinnings of the fight against al Qaeda.
The hallmark of transnational terrorist networks is seeking safe havens under the umbrella of weak or sympathetic governments, and then using that territory as a launching ground to imperil the citizens of other states.… Seguir leyendo »