A new study by Patrick B. Johnston and Anoop Sarbahi indicates that U.S. drone strikes have caused a decline in the quantity and quality of terrorism attacks in Pakistan. The authors summarize their findings this way:
“The data analysis suggests that while over- all levels of violence in FATA remain high, drone strikes are associated with modest declines in the overall incidence of terrorist attacks and the lethality of these attacks, as well as declines in the incidence of IED and suicide attacks.”
The findings are based on an analysis of U.S. drone strikes and terrorism in Pakistan’s Federally . . .
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