Drones in Yemen
Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Johnsen has written for a variety of publications on Yemen including, among others, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, The Independent, The Boston Globe, and The National. He is the co-founder of Waq al-Waq: Islam and Insurgency in Yemen Blog. In 2009, he was a member of the USAID's conflict assessment team for Yemen.
Both Brian at Always Judged Guilty and Clint at Selected Wisdom have weighed in with their opinions on the suspected debate over whether or not to use drone strikes in Yemen (drones have been used for a while now, but only as intelligence gather devices.) Both come down on the pro side of the debate, although Brian does so with a few more caveats than Clint.
This is something I have been thinking about seriously for quite some time, and am actually in the middle of presenting my thoughts in the form of an op-ed, which hopefully will be published somewhere in the near future. If and when it is, I'll post those thoughts here.