The Problem With ‘Drone Courts’

Critics of targeting terrorists overseas with drones should read about “Operation Vengeance,” the mission to kill Japanese Admiral Yamamoto in 1943. It started with President Roosevelt’s order to “get Yamamoto,” which was based on a decrypted message detailing Yamamoto’s travel plans. In a legendary air combat operation, Yamamoto’s airplane was intercepted and shot down by a group of long range P-38’s, for a major psychological and strategic victory in the war against Japan.

This article appeared in the U.S. News & World Report on Feb. 12, 2013.

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