the impact of u.s. drone strikes on terrorism in pakistan∗
patrick b. johnston rand corporation anoop k. sarbahi university of minnesota
april 21, 2015
abstract this study analyzes the eﬀects of us drone strikes on terrorism in pakistan. some theories suggest that drone strikes anger muslim populations, and that consequent blowback facilitates recruitment and incites islamist terrorism. others argue that drone strikes disrupt and degrade terrorist organizations, reducing their ability to conduct...