There have now been questions about the Obama administration’s reliance on drones in its battle against Islamic terrorist with reports coming in that The U.S. is killing far more people than intended in some drone strikes areas.
In a wide-ranging set of articles on the U.S. drone program, it was reported that in one five month-period, nearly 90 percent of people killed by strikes in most of the operations in northeastern Afghanistan were not the intended targets.
The news outlet stated in its documents detailing Operation Haymaker show that the campaign, that lasted between January 2012 and February 2013, killed more than 200 people, but only 35 were the intended targets.
Though there as been claims by the White House and Pentagon that the program is precise and civilian deaths are relatively minimal But documents suggest that in Yemen and Somalia, where American intelligence capabilities are more limited, the percentage of non-targets killed could be even higher.
“Anyone caught in the vicinity is guilty by association,” a source told The Intercept. “[When] a drone strike kills more than one person, there is no guarantee that those persons deserved their fate. … So it’s a phenomenal gamble.”
Source : Fox News