Monday President Obama nominated Senior White House counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan as director of the CIA. Brennan’s tenure during the last four years oversaw the rapid expansion of America’s new robotic army. Since Obama took office, over 2500 people have been killed in more than 300 strikes, primarily in Pakistan.
Proponents of the targeted killings cite that with drone strike, fewer Americans are put into harms way. They also note that there is less collateral damage. Critics of the 21st century practice charge the president of rapidly expanding an already undeclared “War on Terror” into Pakistan and killing at least 176 children.
Will Obama’s nomination of Brennan increase the pace of drone attacks over the coming four years? Are drone attacks an effective tactic to combat the war on terror? Will all of this lead to what the CIA calls blowback? Weigh in with a comment below.