US Respect for Sovereignty

The White House was still considering an Air Force option, a massive air strike using B-2 Spirit bombers to level the house.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates supported the air strike because it kept American ground forces out of Pakistan, which made the mission less like an invasion of the country’s sovereignty.

–Matt Bissonnette, No Easy Day, (New York, Penguin, 2012), 171.

This refers to plans to kill Osama bin Laden in his home in Abottabad, Pakistan. No Easy Day and Scahill’s Dirty Wars detail a US entitled to kill anyone, anywhere, quite unlike the just America we were taught in junior high school civics.

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