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.

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Rachel Weiner · October 22, 2012

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.