US Drone Kills American Aid Worker: Why Didn’t They Know?

Ted Rall
Written by Ted Rall

After an American drone accidentally kills two Al Qaeda hostages held in Pakistan, President Obama took the unusual step of apologizing because one was an American aid worker. However, the New York Times noted as an aside that it typically takes weeks to identify drone casualties. Why don’t they know who they’re killing in advance?

aNewDomain — After an American drone accidentally kills two Al Qaeda hostages held in Pakistan, President Obama took the unusual step of apologizing because one was an American aid worker. However, the New York Times noted as an aside that it typically takes weeks to identify drone casualties. Why don’t they know who they’re killing in advance?
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