Drones

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Alex Anzeveno
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April 15, 2016

Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?

The use of drones in the world has been known for some time now. Almost every country to this has day has acquired or has the technological advantages to industrialize these machines. There has always been a problem with should we send troops or not. Send missiles from home to our enemies. But now we send unmanned aerial vehicles or UAV’s that have no effect on American lives but cause chaos anywhere else. Here is the real issue. Should the United States continue to use drones, despite their long-term consequences, or should America deny itself the short-term effectiveness that drones provide? There is little question that armed UAVs are good at their job that is killing terrorists. Over 3,000 extremist operatives have been killed by drones since President Obama took office. However, the same tool that notices today’s terrorist seems to create the terrorist of tomorrow. Any supporter of drone use needs to recognize this reality, and opponents need to understand that drones offer strategic advantages that other means of addressing imminent threats do not. Many will ask what the victims did to deserve such an unexpected and fierce attack. The answer is simply that they were members of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda and the U.S. government felt that they were too big of a threat to national security. Many argue that such a decision is best left to the courts and should not be entertained by the executive branch. They say that using drones is a violation of rights like due process and stops them from having their day in court. I believe that drones do far greater good than evil. Drones protect us. They are not a threat to a law abiding citizen and in this increasingly technological age drones are a necessity to protect such citizens. Many…...

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