‘Killing for optics’? Obama claims he ‘took no joy’ in drone strikes, but ordered them to avoid looking ‘soft on terrorism’

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Former US President Barack Obama has sparked an anti-war backlash after saying in his new memoir he “took no joy” in ordering deadly drone strikes, reasoning that his administration “couldn’t afford to look soft on terrorism.”

The ex-president’s new book ‘A Promised Land’ sheds some light on the Obama administration’s controversial expansion of the US drone program, which was launched under his predecessor George W. Bush. 

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