Since Barack Obama took office, a key part of his foreign policy has been disentangling the U.S. military from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This stance also determined the administration’s refusal to intervene in Syria, where a horrendous civil war has cut down hundreds of thousands of lives.
Ironically, even while pursuing a policy of disentanglement, the Obama administration has intensified military campaigns in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. But instead of deploying the men and women of the armed forces, his administration has empowered the CIA to send unmanned aircrafts armed with missiles to hunt down targets and kill them.
Obama has become the president of the drones.