Drone Wars

From Somalia to Iraq and Afghanistan to Yemen, the U.S. military and the CIA have engaged in secretive drone strikes that have killed thousands of civilians and led to political blowback against the United States. The Intercept has published classified documents, as well as reporting on the ground, about America’s ongoing drone wars.

U.S. Airstrike Killed 11 Libyan Civilians and Allies, Human Rights Groups Say

A criminal complaint filed Friday accuses a former commander at a U.S. air base in Sicily of murder.

The Mysterious Case of Joe Biden and the Future of Drone Wars

The handling of the Kabul strike is an ominous sign that while Biden has pledged to review the drone program, a long-standing mechanism for self-exoneration remains entrenched.

No Accountability in Military Probe of Kabul Drone Strike — but Intelligence Failures Laid Bare

“They never look at the big picture. It’s never a weaponeering problem and is almost always an intelligence assessment problem that leads to these incidents.”

VoicesU.S. Absolves Drone Killers and Persecutes Whistleblowers

A Pentagon report treats the killing of an Afghan family as an innocent mistake — and upholds a U.S. tradition of excusing war crimes.

The Psychological Tolls and Moral Hazards of Drone Warfare

Two new books shed light on what remote warfare does to military operators, the standing of the U.S., and societies abroad.