How Obama went from reluctant warrior to drone champion

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The report offers no detail on the times or locations of the strikes — an omission that even before its release led critics of the program to dismiss the report as insufficient. Nor does it attempt to answer the broader criticism that the anger and resentment generated by the strikes in places such as Pakistan and Yemen have helped feed the ranks of terrorist groups.   

In this April 23, 2011, file photo, Pakistani women take part in a rally in Peshawar against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas . (Mohammad Sajjad/AP)

By Greg Jaffe  The Washington Post  July 1, 2016

When it comes to questions of war and peace, it often seems as if there are two Barack Obamas.

There’s the president who has anguished, often publicly, over the morality of killing and the costs of combat. “No matter how justified, war promises human tragedy,” Obama said…

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