Center for Strategic Communication

ASP fellow Joshua Foust contributed a piece to the Canadian International Council via on Thursday. In the article, Foust discusses the efficacy of data analyis related to the increasing authorization of drone strikes to carry out the administration’s counterterrorism objectives.

Foust observes:

…”The data to support many public stances on drones is neither rigorous nor exhaustive, which makes drawing firm conclusions about the program difficult, if not impossible … Put in the simplest terms, the drone debate is not actually about drones, per se – it is really about a broader policy of capturing or (far more often) killing suspected terrorists the U.S. government judges to be a threat. The drones used to carry out these targeted killings are just one weapons system the U.S. military and CIA use.”

To read the full article, click here.