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Letters: Yes to drones

December 06, 2012

Re "Doubts about drones," Opinion, Dec. 2

Contrary to some of the opinions expressed in Doyle McManus' column, drones have proved not only successful in eliminating the leadership of terrorist organizations but also in discouraging some would-be terrorists. The cease fire in the Israel-Hamas conflict was partly based on the fear by Hamas that it would be decimated by Israeli drone strikes.

Ever since the 9/11 attacks, we have been at war with terrorism. Drones target our enemies with the least possible loss of civilian life, in contrast to most wars. If the drones can do the job, let them.

Nelson Marans

Silver Spring, Md.

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