Mark Mazzetti talks to Terry Gross about President Obama’s foreign policy:
It shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone that [Obama] believed in drone strikes, but what has been surprising, I think, is the extent that these shadow wars really have come to define Obama’s foreign policy. That, you know, he ended the war in Iraq and, after the surge in Afghanistan, he’s now winding down, and it was interesting he said during his second inaugural address, ‘A decade of war is now coming to an end,’ but that’s a decade of the wars that we know about. It’s the decade of the public wars. What are continuing? Are these more secret wars, and there really isn’t any evidence yet of them abating. The drone strikes continue and we’ll see what happens in the second term.
Image from Obama’s January 2013 inaugural festivities via The White House