November 4, 2021
WATCH: “Over the Horizon” Operations — The Future of Drone Strikes
Extraordinary reporting by The New York Times in September revealed that a U.S. drone strike in Kabul during the U.S. evacuation killed 10 Afghan civilians — including 7 children. The alleged ISIS-K target turned out to be an Afghan employee of an American aid organization who was observed delivering water jugs, not petrol bombs. After a staunch denial, the Pentagon finally admitted that the strike was a “tragic mistake” and said it is now reviewing its policies and procedures around drones.