Mark Bowden on the U.S. drone program
August 21, 2013
Guest: Mark Bowden
Since the U.S. launched its first drone strike in Yemen in 2002, the drone program has been the subject of legal and ethical debate. As one of the most efficient weapons in history, the drone has significantly changed the nature of war making it cheaper and less deadly for our forces. At the same time, the use of drones may inflict more harm on innocent victims with the potential outcome of spurring more acts of terror directed at the U.S. In the cover story of the September issue of The Atlantic, journalist MARK BOWDEN writes about the U.S. drone program and its many contradictions. He joins us in the studio to talk about it.