The word drone may conjure up images of remote-controlled planes firing missiles and killing terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But in the US, police departments are seeking the same technology to save lives.
Alameda County’s sheriff has expressed interest in adding the unmanned aerial system to his public safety arsenal, but civil liberty activists are blasting the idea as a further erosion of privacy and an abuse of power.
The Obama Administration’s expanded use of drones in countries like Pakistan,Yemen, and Somalia has drawn international criticism – but it’s also more popular with Americans than other ways of waging war. What are the legal, moral, and strategic implications of using drones to kill your enemies? Is it time to change the drone assassination program?Or end it? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.
On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of protests in Egypt following the outcome of the trial of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak. We’ll also talk about the Wisconsin recall election results, and the U.S. drone attacks. We’ll be joined by Harper’s Scott Horton, The Nation’s John Nichols and freelance journalist Ahmad Shokr joins us from Cairo. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us live at 10 or send an email to email@example.com.