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Drones, Cyber and Covert Ops: America's Invisible Wars

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The past decade has seen a tremendous shift in the application of American military force, with boot-heavy invasions increasingly replaced by invisible instruments of power. But though seemingly effective in targeting high-value targets and reducing the financial burden of the war against terror, the Obama administration’s so-called ghost wars have raised troubling questions about accountability and oversight, while setting dangerous precedents for both the use of new technologies and the norms of warfare. Micah Zenko, Thomas P.M. Barnett, Michael A. Cohen, Steven Metz and Charli Carpenter examine America’s invisible wars.

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