Thursday’s Big Idea
The War on Terror is not over. It is being conducted under a veil of secrecy. In the past week, however, in advance of today's confirmation hearing for John Brennan, the nominee for director of the CIA, we have seen details emerge about the nature of drone warfare, and the Obama administration's legal justifications for the targeted killing of militants, including U.S. citizens.
While many aspects of drone warfare remain secret, Big Think blogger Gregory Johnsen has witnessed this covert war firsthand in Yemen, and reported the developments in real time on his blog Waq-al-Waq. While Johnsen's narrow focus is the country of Yemen, the ideas he engages have global significance.