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Nearly 90% Of Those Killed By US Drones Were Not Intended Targets During Five-Month Span: Report

16.10.15

Nearly 90% Of Those Killed By US Drones Were Not Intended Targets During Five-Month Span: Report: One 2013 document circulated by the Pentagon’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance unit details how the U.S. government continuously updates a profile on potential targets. They’re each assigned a number, colloquially known as the terror suspect's “baseball card,” at which point it took President Obama an average of 58 days to approve a strike on that person.

“Anyone caught in the vicinity is guilty by association,” the source told the Intercept. If “a drone strike kills more than one person, there is no guarantee that those persons deserved their fate … so it’s a phenomenal gamble.”

Strikes are carried out faster in Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. warzones, than in Yemen and Somalia.


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