Behind the killing by drone strike of al-Qaida’s No 2 lies a story of the senseless brutality by which the US makes its enemies
by Moazzam Begg
Killing with drones may have the short-term effect of eliminating a few obscure enemies. But with all the civilian casualties, the strategy is generating still more hostility, at a time when everyone admits that the war – on the ground, and for hearts and minds – is being lost.
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