Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Obama's drone casualty numbers don't seem to add up


Source: ProPublica
In an investigative report released yesterday, the independent non-profit journalism project ProPublica challenged Obama administration claims that may grossly under count civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan:
Even setting aside the discrepancy between official and outside estimates of civilian deaths, our analysis shows that the administration’s own figures quoted over the years raise questions about their credibility.
In addition to the article, ProPublica published an interactive graphic contrasting various claims regarding civilian casualties from drone strikes. Informational pop-up windows are included when you view the chart at ProPublica's site.

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