Game of Drones

President Obama will be discussing his administration’s drone program and other elements of his counterterrorism strategy in a speech he will deliver today at the National Defense University. …

Many of the major US survey organizations asked about the issue in the last few months, particularly after Rand Paul’s 13-hour anti-drone filibuster to contest John Brennan’s CIA nomination. The polling questions (compiled by pollingreport.com) mainly fall into four categories based on whether the strikes are targeted outside the United States or inside the United States, and whether the specific target is a US citizen or not. These factors greatly influence attitudes. [cont.]

Dina Smeltz, Chicago Council on Global Affairs