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In Drone Warfare, Are Tragic Mistakes Avoidable?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 6, 2021
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One of the US military’s final acts in Afghanistan before withdrawing all troops from the country was a drone strike on a car believed to be carrying an ISIS terrorist planning to bomb the Kabul airport. Instead, it was an aid worker transporting water –not explosives. The missile from the US drone killed him and nine members of his family, including seven children. Two weeks after the attack, the Pentagon admitted it was wrong. How could something like this happen? Who gets held accountable for it? And now that US troops are gone from Afghanistan, the military plans to rely on remote drone strikes even more to target terrorists in the region. Is that responsible given how badly this strike went? Today on Top of Mind with Ryan Vogel, director of the center for National Security Studies at Utah Valley University. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File) Show More...