The Legal and Ethical Case Against Drones

Vicki Divoll, a former general counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and former deputy legal adviser to the C.I.A.’s Counterterrorism Center, and Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, talk to Bill Moyers about legal, ethical, and judicial issues involved in U.S. unmanned drone attacks and whom they target. Warren and Divoll express their concern over U.S. citizens placed on the “hit list,” as well as an alarming lack of policy disclosure by the government.

“There’s plenty of evidence that lots of people are suspected of doing lots of things,” Divoll tells Bill. “That doesn’t mean we [should] shoot them from the sky. Warren notes, “There’s no judicial oversight for how they determine who they’re going to kill and who they don’t want to kill.”

Watch the whole conversation this weekend on Moyers & Company, check local listings:


  1. RaisedontheRadio on March 14, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Wow. A couple of slimebag lawyers who probably love abortion are angered at the drone program. It’s like watching a parasite eat itself. Very interesting indeed.

  2. proflacroix on March 15, 2021 at 12:30 am

    "i don’t subscribe to the fact that it’s illegal" – vicki dvioll

    that’s the thing about facts — they’re facts regardless of whether you "subscribe" to them or or not

  3. niklar55 on March 15, 2021 at 12:42 am

    If Russia was ‘droning’ people in the USA, then the USA would be screaming in indignation.

    The only places the USA dares to ‘drone’ in, are countries it knows cant retaliate, in the same way.

    However if the USA finds that its people around the world get bombed, shot, or murdered, then it has only itself to blame.

  4. s jack on March 15, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Vicky Dvioll – typical lawyer spin. She is full of shit and couldn’t read & decipher the Constitution if it bit her in the ass. It is what the lawyers do with ever law, they try to interpret it instead of reading it just as it is written. Spin it to try & fit your desire.

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