General McChrystal on Drones: 'They Are Hated on a Visceral Level'

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Even the man who pioneered the use of drones in Afghanistan worries about them.

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A German drone (Reuters).

General Stanley McChrystal cautioned about the use of drones in a recent interview with Reuters. While he applauded what they allowed him to do with his special forces troops, he told the news agency that the people of Afghanistan just hated drones. 

Not to put too fine a point on it, but drones make American power clear. We can kill without risk of getting killed. Who would not hate that power dynamic, were it visited upon one's country? 





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