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.