October 1, 2012

Drones: America's Mystery Weapon

Noah Shachtman, Danger Room

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Government officials claim they’re ultra-precise killing machines that never, ever miss their targets. Outside groups say they’re covered in children’s blood. The fact is no one has a clue exactly how many militants and how many innocents have been slain in the U.S. drone war that spans from Pakistan to Somalia. Remember that before you start your next Twitter feud about the drone war.

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TAGGED: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Drones


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