“I think the greatest problem is the mentality that accompanies drone strikes,” Philip Alston, an N.Y.U. law professor who investigated drone attacks for the U.N. between 2004 and 2010, told me. “The identification of a list of targets, and if we can succeed in eliminating that list we will have achieved good things—that mentality is what drives it all: if only we can get enough of these bastards, we’ll win the war.” (via Obama’s Drone War)
A great and disturbing piece on the CIA’s drone war in Pakistan. Timely, also, because Hubbub is making a game about drone warfare at the moment, called Bycatch. The quote above describes the mentality we are exploring in the game quite well.