Drone Warfare: The Unknown Costs

General James Cartwright, Former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, CSIS. Moderated by Michael Desch.

Over the last decade, drones have become a key tool in the US counterterrorism toolbox. But our technology may have outpaced our policy, with many questioning the program’s lack of transparency, morality, and long term political contributions. Please join The Chicago Council and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame for a conversation with General James Cartwright, led by Professor Michael Desch, on the strategic, legal, and ethical consequences of the controversial drone program.

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Kenneth Roth, “What Rules Should Govern US Drone Attacks?” The New York Review of Books, 04/03/13

Richard Haass, “The President Has Too Much Latitude to Order Drone Strikes,” Council on Foreign Relations, 02/18/13

Department of Justice White Paper on Targeted Killings, “Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who Is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa'ida or An Associated Force,” Department of Justice, 2/4/2013

Ian Black, “CIA using Saudi base for drone assassinations in Yemen,” The Guardian, 02/06/13

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