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Credit: Brookings Institution Press
Tribal Islam: America's New Drone Target? April 04, 2013
Hundreds of American drones now quietly hover over Yemen, Pakistan and other Muslim countries. And they're stirring dangerous resentment among Islamic tribal groups, who have ancient codes of honor and revenge. Muslim scholar Akbar Ahmed weighs the ethics of drones, a technology he calls "mysterious, distant, deadly, and notoriously devoid of human presence."

Amb. Akbar Ahmed, author of The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam