Killer App Drones Are Lynchpin of Obama's War on Terror

CIA drones are killing terrorists -- and civilians -- in Pakistan almost every day. The unmanned aircraft are becoming the weapon of choice in the fight against al-Qaida and its allies. But the political, military and moral consequences are incalculable. SPIEGEL ONLINE has investigated Barack Obama's remote-controlled campaign against terrorism.
Von SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff
An image of a potential target relayed by a US drone.

An image of a potential target relayed by a US drone.

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Photo Gallery: Waging War with the Click of a Mouse
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Photo Gallery: Waging War with the Click of a Mouse

Graphics Gallery: The Use of Drones
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Graphics Gallery: The Use of Drones

Photo Gallery: Prominent Victims of Drone Attacks
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Photo Gallery: Prominent Victims of Drone Attacks