Report: More Drone Strike Deaths Since Obama Announced New “Constraint”
Each drone strike now kills more people on average in Yemen, Pakistan
Nov 26, 2013
A new report from a leading watchdog on drone missile use concludes that there have been more deaths from strikes in the six months AFTER president Obama announced a new “constraint” on use of the technology than there were in the six months before.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London says that their new analysis calls into question the promise by Obama to limit the use of drones in targeted killings of suspected terrorists overseas.
Obama made the remarks in an address at the National Defense University back in May, stating that “The same human progress that gives us the technology to strike half a world away also demands the discipline to constrain that power – or risk abusing it.”
The president even called into question the morality of drone missile use, and briefed the media on a potential overhaul of targeted killing policy and so called ‘signature strikes’.