The United States has carried out more than 300 drone strikes [in Pakistan] since 2004. Yet, this operation has never been debated in Congress. More than seven years after it began, there has not even been a single vote for or against it.Apparently, it isn't a real war until U.S. ground troops are in the line of fire. The President can blow Pakistan to pieces without congressional approval as long as he sticks with unmanned machinery.
If left unchecked, this could fundamentally alter the balance of power within the U.S. government. Evidence, perhaps, of the increasingly imperial-bureaucratic nature of the regime.