Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic | February 8, 2012
Traditional warfare is being replaced by intelligence agency operated drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. ++ Americans won't see a debate about the war on terror because the details are secret. ++ Conservative estimates suggest that hundreds of civilians have been killed in Pakistan. ++ Secrecy is beneficial in international relations but citizens can no longer decide whether their country's foreign policy is in line with its interests. ++ The American people are complicit in policies that they would not accept if they knew about them.