The U.S. has been fighting wars -- declared, half-declared, and undeclared -- for almost 15 years and, distant as they are, they've been coming home in all sorts of barely noted ways.
It's a case of the means justifying the end. The drones work so well that it must be all right to kill people with them.
The robot represents a significant escalation in the tools law enforcement use on the streets of America.
It seems counterintuitive, but these weapons could save innocent people.
Drone strikes and the anger they generate effectively serve to recruit people into the Taliban and other extremist organizations. Even those involved in the program have come to the same conclusion.