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John Oliver Wonders Aloud Why So Many Americans Favor Drone Strikes

The motivating question behind John Oliver’s look at the American military’s use of drones is this: Given the secrecy around their deployment, the uncertainty about whom they actually kill, and the psychological toll that drones inflict on civilians in countries where they are routinely deployed, why do so many Americans favor their use overseas?

It’s a good question.

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