Is a U.S.-China partnership possible? Are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan making U.S. enemies weaker? Do drone strikes comply with international law? This updated second edition of Issues for Debate in American Foreign Policy takes up these and other compelling questions. Sixteen chapters explore who the key players are, what's at stake, and explain why recognizing past and current developments is so crucial to the future. Drawn from the award-winning CQ Researcher, selections skilfully cover the range of fact, analysis, and opinion surrounding an issue.

Drone Warfare

Drone warfare
Thomas J.Billitteri

Pilots fly drones over Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq from computer consoles at Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas and other locations. The Obama administration has carried out at least 101 drone strikes on suspected militants in Pakistan. Critics say the attacks cause high civilian casualties and are ineffective in eliminating top Al Qaeda leaders. Drone supporters say strikes are precise, cause limited collateral damage and save the lives of U.S. soldiers.

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid ranked high on the roster of global terrorists. He was jailed in connection with the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, thought to have managed finances for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States and, as the No. 3 official in Al Qaeda, was widely ...

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