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Old 04-29-2012, 03:25 PM
Nontypical Buck
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Originally Posted by Fieldmouse View Post
You failed to address my question.
I'm sorry; I thought your question was, "was it a brave decision or frankly a pretty stupid one?" I must've misread.

As for drones, I think the best option was a well-planned attack with boots on the ground, an attack that was drawn up in a way to minimalize casualties to our troops and could be relatively this one obviously was. Drones can cause collateral damage, which would've been a PR nightmare for us. If he were located in Afghanistan or Iraq, it would've been a different story. Sending a drone to Pakistan and risk killing civilians was too big a risk. And drones often crash without taking out their intended target. Bin Laden was too high-value as a target to risk that. Sending in troops was much more fool-proof.
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