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Bernie Sanders: I Won’t End Drone Program

This week, Bernie Sanders, in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, said that he wouldn’t end the federal government’s drone program. Sanders, however, did note that he would limit the use of drones in order to avoid civilian deaths.

“I think we have to use drones selectively and effectively. That has not always been the case. What you can argue is that there are times and places where drone attacks have been effective,” Sanders said.

He added:

“There are times and places where they have been absolutely counter-effective and have caused more problems than they have solved. When you kill innocent people, what the end result is that people in the region become anti-American who otherwise would not have been.”

Sanders has avoided talking about foreign policy, instead focusing his campaign on domestic issues. But when it comes to foreign policy, he is more of a non-interventionist than Hillary Clinton, and he has made clear those differences.

 


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