Our increasing use of drones in the Middle East and Africa isn’t a long-term solution to our quest for stability in those regions.
The collateral damage that we do when we execute a suspected terrorist only infuriates the local populace and deprives our intelligence agencies of the opportunity to interrogate them.
We need to build up and develop a cadre of agents who speak the language, know the culture and can blend in.
These “feet on the street” can warn us of incidents like the one in Benghazi.
We can still eliminate those terrorists who we believe will do us harm, but we can do it one-on-one rather than blast a crater in the ground and hope we got only the bad guys.
Victor J. LaPorta, Palmetto Bay