February 21, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 44

Watch out, the drones are coming home to roost!

Guest Commentary

For nearly four years, President Obama refused to admit a foreign-policy “secret” that was widely known here and throughout the world — namely, that the White House, Pentagon and CIA are engaged in ethically questionable and rapidly escalating drone warfare that’s killing innocent civilians as well as enemy soldiers in Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere. But by nominating John Brennan, the architect of this high-tech kill policy, to head the CIA, the president has let the drone out of the bag.

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In the past few days, both Brennan and the policy have been getting a grilling from members...

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