Speaker: James M. Lindsay, Director of Studies, CFR
May 2, 2011
James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses how the news that U.S. Special Forces have killed Osama bin Laden will influence U.S. foreign policy, President Barack Obama's public opinion, and the war in Afghanistan.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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