Dina Templeton-Rastons N.P.R news segment “US Drones navigate Murky Legal Path in Pakistan” aired in October, 2012 argues that the U.S has the right to issue drone strikes in Pakistan. Templeton supports her argument by quoting State Department officers, Treasury Department officers, and international law. Her purpose is to raise his reader’s awareness of the tenuous nature of international law concerning drone strikes in order to assure them that the drone attacks are legal. She establishes a professional tone with audience of educated, informed Americans who would respect the experts she includes.
This article has particular significance to me because this is a logos argument that cites several reputable sources. It is necessary to have some standing Washington opinions on this technology especially from foreign affairs officers. These officer’s mission is clear – to seek what is best course for the U.S while being conscious of foreign involvement and opinion. The argument present in this article therefor is strong and informs the readers about this daunting legal issue of military weapons.
Temple-Raston, Dina (2012, October 6). U.S Drones Navigate Murky Legal Path in Pakistan. National Public Radio. Retreived online from http://www.npr.org/2012/10/06/162395399/u-s-drones-navigate-murky-legal-path-in-pakistan