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Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

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Days after 9/11, a CIA Predator in Afghanistan executed the world’s first lethal drone strike. Since then remotely piloted aircraft have played a critical role in America’s global counter-terrorism operations both in major war zones and through a semi-secret program of more than 500 drone strikes.

London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the little-understood yet extremely significant world of drone warfare offering comprehensive insights from many of those intimately involved — the pilots and analysts, Special Forces and intelligence officials, and Pentagon commanders who have fought America’s secret drone wars, as well as perspective on both British and Israeli government's drone strike programs.What's the ramification of drone strikes for international law? Can the President of the United States wage war without congressional approval, as long as drones to do the killing? Join us for this fascinating look inside the secretive history of the United States’ use of armed drones and their key role on today’s battlefields, as well as part-and-parcel to the future of  targeted covert operations.

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