Obama Is The Drone President
December 29, 2011 by Sam Rolley
The Administration of President Barack Obama is responsible for an emerging global apparatus for drone killing, says one report from The Washington Post.
The apparatus is made up of dozens of secret facilities, including two hubs on the East Coast, virtual Air Force cockpits in the Southwest and bases in at least six countries on two continents, according to the article. Obama is quickly becoming known as the Commander in Chief more involving tactics to carry out the secret killings of adversaries than any U.S. President in history, and drones have played a vital role.
The growing drone program has blurred the lines between the CIA and the military, and the White House has taken great pains to avoid divulging much information about the programs structure, according to the article.
According to the article, when Obama took office in 2009, the Nation’s secret drone war was confined only to Pakistan, where 44 strikes over five years had left about 400 people dead. Since then, the number of strikes has soared to nearly 240; and the number of those killed, according to conservative estimates, has more than quadrupled.