Civilian casualties

The idiocy of drone strikes

An unnamed military source confirmed to the Washington Post yesterday that last week’s airstrike in Somalia was carried out by a US drone. While there have been previous reports of drone strikes in Somalia, as the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports, this… Read More ›

The magical realism of body counts

We are reposting this excellent article by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, co-editor of Pulsemedia.org, examining the reporting of civilian casualties from drone strikes.  This article was first published by Al Jazeera.  Muhammad Idrees Ahmad can be contacted at idrees@pulsemedia.org.  Reprinted with permission A… Read More ›

Drones everywhere

Obama: Sending Drones to Bomb Libya It’s been a busy week!  On Monday the Guardian highlighted the MoD’s  new document on the need for serious discussion on the ethics and legality of using drones (see post below), a story which… Read More ›