Tracking US drone strikes and other covert actions in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. The Bureau’s comprehensive reporting on civilian deaths helped lead to greater official transparency on targeted killing, and we will continue to provide the data needed to hold the White House to account.More about the project
We verify our data from numerous sources and provide it in the form of narrative timelines and Google spreadsheets. It is freely available under a Creative Commons license.
Working with a journalist who visited the targeted Yemeni village after the raid and gathered survivors' testimony, we have collected the names and ages of 25 civilians reportedly killed.
The use of drones aligned with Obama’s ambition to keep up the war against al Qaeda while extricating the US military from intractable ground wars, but the programme has drawn much criticism.
Hailed by ministers as an “affordable solution,” the price of the contract has jumped from £800m to £1.2bn - and ten years after the deal was signed, only 33 of the fleet have been delivered.
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