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纽约—最近,也门滑入了危机,这激起了一场争论:美国总统奥巴马政府称其在也门实施的以无人机打击为核心的反恐战略取得了成功是否错误。事实上,最新报告《死于无人机》(Death by Drone)指出,即使最近的危机不曾爆发,美国无人机打击给也门平民所造成的伤害也足以应该让美国反思这一战略。


2013年5月的国防大学(National Defense University)演讲中,奥巴马信誓旦旦地表示,在阿富汗战场之外,除非“几乎肯定不会有平民伤亡,”否则就不会实施无人机打击。(总体而言,他的确承认美国无人机打击导致了平民伤亡。)奥巴马还宣称美国的目标只是“不断地对美国人造成紧迫威胁的恐怖分子,”美国不会在具备“捕获个体恐怖分子的能力”的情况下发动无人机打击。

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