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Joseph Nye: Too much use of drones

Joseph Nye is one of the most influential foreign policy thinkers in the United States. He argues that "smart" foreign policy requires the soft power of persuasion to be married to the hard reality of military strength.

He told Stephen Sackur the Obama administration had made too much use of drones. He believed the weapons would be more effective if they were targeted at those who had committed acts of violence against the US or its allies rather than wider signature groups.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 13 May at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Tuesday 14 May at 00:30 BST.

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  • 13 May 2013
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