Romney endorses Obama on drones

Romney gives a full-throated endorsement of Obama's embrace of drones to hunt down and kill terrorist suspects around the world. 

"I support that entirely and think the president was right to use that technology."But echoing a point he made earlier tonight, the Republican nominee adds that drones alone won't and can't win the so-called war on terror.

"We're going to have to do more than just killing leaders and going after the bad guys."

In other words, the United States will have to confront and address the root causes of Islamic extremism. It is striking to hear the Republican candidate advocate for a parallel, softer approach to combating terrorism while criticizing the Democrat for embracing an overly militaristic strategy.

Craig Whitlock covers the Pentagon and national security. He has reported for The Washington Post since 1998.
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