Drone strikes

Redacted U.S. Drone Strike Policy Released

Strikes can be taken 'when there is near certainty' that the target is present, and that no civilians will be injured or killed, and is necessary to 'achieve U.S. policy objectives.'

The Anatomy of an American Airstrike

Last year, more than a dozen people died in a U.S. airstrike in southeastern Afghanistan. But who were they?

Civilian Death Rate Up in U.S. Strikes in Afghanistan

On average, one civilian was killed for every four drone or jet strikes in 2015—up from one civilian death for every 11 attacks the year before, and the first time the casualty rate has risen since 2011.