Fighting Al-Qaeda from Within, Not Above
Clip: John Kael Weston, a former State Dept. adviser to the U.S. Marines and journalist Ahmed Rashid tell General Norton Schwartz that drones are far from diplomatic and hurt forces on the ground in the Middle East.
Ahmed Rashid: Drone Strikes Open Pandora's Box
Clip: Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid doesn't dispute the effectiveness of drones in targeting al-Qaeda operatives, but questions its legality and legitimacy.
Counter Strategy: Do U.S. Drone Strikes Help Al-Qaeda?
Clip: General Norton Schwartz, former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, defends drone warfare against claims that it's only effective as a recruitment tool for al-Qaeda.
Are Drones More Effective Than Conventional Weapons?
Clip: John Kael Weston and Dennis Blair debate the merits and the drawbacks of the U.S. drone program, including its potential for collateral damage in civilian areas areas and its support of troops on the ground.
Drones Undermine U.S. Diplomatic Efforts
Clip: Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid argues that the drone program completely diminishes the positive aspects of American diplomacy overseas, especially among its allies in the war against terror.