Quoted: Daniel Benjamin on Hostage Deaths in Drone Attack

“My own instinctive reaction, without having a huge number of facts in front of me, is that if you are striking terrorists using military force for many years in a row, then something like this unfortunately becomes almost a statistical inevitability,” Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin tells CNN in a story about President Barack Obama’s apology this week for the accidental killings of an American hostage and an Italian hostage in a drone attack on an al Qaeda camp.

Benjamin is the director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.