Using drones and special forces to kill bad guys, the US opts for Whac-A-Mole tactics instead of credible counter-terror strategy, writes James Russell.
The confirmation hearings of John Brennan for director of the Central Intelligence Agency serve as the latest searing reminder of the intellectual rigor mortis gripping the national security establishment – and how brain-dead we have become as a country in addressing strategy and strategic issues. The sole focus of these hearings has been the country’s ongoing love affair with targeted assassinations carried out bydrones against our Islamic extremist adversaries.
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