Posted in Air Strike, Body Count, Civilian Casualties, Drone, Government, Pakistan, South Asia, United States, tagged ACLU, Brennan, CIA, CIVIC, Civilian Casualties, drones, Pakistan, unmanned drones, US forces, USA, victims, war victims, White house on July 19, 2011 |
ACLU | Jonathan Manes | July 19, 2011
For well over a year now, the ACLU has been urging the government to level with the public about the number of civilians that are being killed in its drone strike/targeted killing operations. The government has been tight-lipped — refusing even to confirm or deny the existence of any records relating to civilian casualties in CIA drone strikes. Last month, however, John Brennan, the White House’s top counterterrorism advisor broke this silence, telling reporters that “in the last year ‘there hasn’t been a single collateral death because of the exceptional proficiency, precision of the capabilities that we’ve been able to develop.’” (more…)
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Afghanistan, Air Strike, Civilian Casualties, civilian deaths, Helmand, ISAF, Karzai, Nato, Obama, Osama bin Laden, US forces, White house on June 8, 2011 |
AFP | June 8, 2011
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed his “sorrow” in a video conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai over recent civilian casualties in Afghanistan, his spokesman said.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama spoke to Karzai for an hour and discussed a number of topics, including the implications of the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a US special forces raid in May.
“The president expressed his sorrow over tragic civilian casualties, most recently in Helmand province,” Carney said. (more…)
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