Drone Warfare

Drone Warfare

The evolving international use of armed drones.

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Comment: Official estimates show civilians more likely to be killed by CIA drones than by US Air Force actions. The reality is likely far worse

Armed drones became the symbol of US counter-terrorism policy under Obama (Picture: USAF) Targeted killings or assassinations beyond the battlefield remain a highly charged subject. Most controversial of all is the number of civilians killed in US covert and clandestine … Continued

by Chris Woods

Podcast: Amid the fog of war, do we actually know who belongs to al Qaeda in Yemen now?

Shabwa, Yemen – Flickr/dianadrz Distinguishing between militants in Yemen and those merely associated with them is getting harder as the country’s war drags on, correspondent Iona Craig told this week’s Drone News. In conversation with the Open Society Justice Initiative’s Amrit Singh, … Continued

by Abigail Fielding-Smith