Since the beginning of 2009, the use of unmanned drone attacks in the war on terror has increased dramatically. The legality and overall effectiveness of these attacks, however, remains hotly debated. As to their legality, there is much debate as to whether the CIA, which conducts many of the attacks, is authorized to engage enemies in such a manner. There have also been questions as to the legality of targeting individuals, (sometimes American citizens), in countries with which we are currently not at war (Yemen, et al.). Do you think unmanned drone attacks should be legal under international law? If so, should the CIA be able to conduct the attacks or should the task be left up to the military? Lastly, do you think that using unmanned drone attacks is an effective way to wage war?
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