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Episode 9

Hosts Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn discuss the history of America’s drone campaign against al-Qaeda and ISIS. They discuss some of the drone campaign’s biggest successes, civilian casualties and why the unmanned aerial vehicles are a tactic, not a strategy for defeating terrorist organizations.

A drone carrying two grenades flies over the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (Getty Images)

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Al Qaeda Islamic State Jihadism Military and Political Power Syria The Long War U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy