Kill Chain

Kill chain

At one point, early in the Bush presidency, there was a realisation that targeted killings of High Value Individuals by drones, could not be carried out without innocents dying in the strikes, given that the drone video feed was grainy and people looked like dark hazy shapes on the screen.

In fact there was no way of determining whether a human shape on a drone video feed was a child or an adult, unless both were on screen at the same time, the difference in size making it apparent that smaller individuals were kids. Cops and robbers is not only played by American kids but Afghan kids too. So, a bored drone pilot munching a donut in front of his screen in Nevada, watching six kids moving around with sticks that they pretend are guns, could well be interpreting them as six militants getting ready to deploy………

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Review – Kill Chain


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