“Today’s announcement is a welcome and crucial step, but the upcoming disclosure must include information on the U.S. government’s definitions and legal standards for these strikes.” - Amnesty Int'l
Hayden’s op-ed is long on fictional accounts of ultra-scrupulous drone planners worrying about striking civilians and completely lacking the real-life incidents where the US has mistakenly targeted weddings and deliberately hit funerals.
Secrecy, misdirection and lies have shielded much of the public from the realization that US drone strikes have killed countless civilians in the past decade.
One of the more unusual ways we are finding out about where we are fighting as a country is when our crash-prone drones fall down somewhere we didn’t expect them to be.
ACTION ALERT - Ask your Representative to get the truth about drone victims. Urge them to co-sponsor H.R.4372 - The Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act. Sign the letter today!
“The drones are like the angels of death. Only they know when and where they will strike.” By DECLAN WALSH and IHSANULLAH TIPU MEHSUD New York Times In the telling of some American officials, the C.I.A. drone campaign in Pakistan has been a triumph with few downsides: In more than...