NBC News’ headline conspicuously read, “Obama administration: As few as 64 civilians killed by drones.” The facts of the matter are that this figure only covers Africa, Pakistan and Yemen while excluding Iraq and Afghanistan, and it covers the time period from 2009-2013. Not entirely an accurate headline, NBC News. Photo by Sergey Melkonov
So much for transparency. The Director of National Intelligence (known as DNI) reported that between 64-116 civilians have been killed by drone strikes from 2009-2013 in Yemen, Pakistan and Africa. But, they did not reveal figures from Iraq or Afghanistan, as CBS News noted. Photo by Sergey Melkonov
Hmm? A series of emails between American diplomats in Islamabad and their superiors in Washington involving the drone strikes sent in 2011 and 2012 were forwarded by Clinton’s aides to her personal email account and routed to her private server she kept at her home while secretary of state.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government under Barack Obama was forced to release a redacted version of an internal memo justifying the drone strikes that killed an American citizen. The move was forced on the government after a federal appeals court ruled in favor of releasing the memo. Reuters reported that the 2011 drone strikes killed […]
WASHINGTON — A U.S. federal appeals court, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, has ruled against the Obama administration’s Department of Justice over their government memorandum. Reuters reported that the department has been ordered to turn over parts of a memorandum that detailed and justified the Obama administration’s targeted drone strikes. The drone strikes were […]