The Drone Papers is a collection of articles recently released by The Intercept.
The stated goal of the series is to offer “a long-overdue public examination of the methods and outcomes of America’s assassination program.”
Regardless of one’s view on the effectivenss and/or morality of the use of targeted killing in order to protect the national interest, The Drone Papers provide many insights on the use of such a contentious tactic.
Some of the major revelations made by The Drone Papers include:
-How the US president authorizes targets for killing
-Targeted killings depend on unreliable intelligence and hurt intelligence gathering
-Strikes often kill many more than the intended target (collateral damage)
-The US military labels unknown people it kills as “enemies killed in action”
-The existence of inconsistencies with White House statements about targeted killing
and much more.
The entire series can be accessed at this link
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