Thumbs Down on U.S. Drone Warfare in 165-Page Study

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Scholars from New York University and Stanford have released a study of drone warfare in Pakistan. It calls for a “significant rethinking of current US [sic] targeted killing and drone strike policies.” The report is very negative on drone warfare. Nevertheless, it could have been much harder hitting had it condemned the U.S. presence in that region altogether.

How does drone warfare affect the lives of those living under drones that hover above for 24 hours at a time ready to strike someone who may be next to you? How do second-drone strikes affect those killed and wounded who are attending funerals for those killed in first strikes? The report contains the comments of Pakistanis who were interviewed.

4:24 am on September 27, 2012