Drone Strikes and Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan

Source: The Economist

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  1. VennData commented on Oct 1

    Crying out for a regression.

    Try Pakistani economy and political repression as well as foreign fighters in your regression too.

  2. NoKidding commented on Oct 1

    You can’t make a case for whether the drone strikes encourage or discourage terrorist sentiment without knowing what terrorist sentiment would have been in the absence of drone strikes, even if it seems obvious. Other events have happened.

    Incontrovertibly drone strikes have not reduced terrorist acts.

    My easy solution involves more killing than a democracy can swallow. The remaining solution is time for cultures to climb out of self imposed fundamentalist stone age, and patience on the part of everyone else.

  3. enuff commented on Oct 2

    I wonder how accurate these stats are. How can you tell if a person is a terrorist or not. Everyone on the frontier carries a weapon. That society lives a breathes vengeance. It will take a long time for a westerner to feel safe in those parts.

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