'The Intercept' report on drones raises questions about U.S. policy
In a recent article in Foreign Policy, Micah Zenko calls for a Congressional investigation into the way the United States conducts its counterterrorism operations, particularly the use of drone strikes, especially in light of new revelations from an investigative series done by The Intercept called “The Drone Papers”. Zenko, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, joins us to discuss whether he thinks an investigation is likely.
Supporters of the Pakistan Defense Council, a coalition of Islamic parties, chant slogans while burning an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama during a rally to condemn U.S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal areas, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in Lahore, Pakistan. Drone strikes are widely unpopular with Pakistan's public, both because they are seen as violating the nation's sovereignty and are believed to kill too many innocent civilians. Human rights organizations have said hundreds of civilians have died in the attacks, although the U.S. insists the number is much lower. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)