Drone strikes turned lower
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan spiked last year, and the rising death toll caused serious friction between the U.S. and Afghan governments. Now comes the news that the commander of Joint Special Operations Command may have ordered a halt to some top-secret commando raids to reduce the risk of civilian harm.
Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt of the New York Times report today that Vice Adm. William McRaven, the head of the military’s Joint Special Operations Command, ordered special operations units to curtail missions over concerns about mounting civilian casualties. The temporary stand-down -- which began in mid-February and lasted about two weeks -- was also supposed to counter what military sources have described as exaggerated casualty reports by Afghan officials.
Paradigm suggests: mounting the Drones with auto 50 Cals?
Lowers civilain casulties, and allows for multiple targeting.
The Taliban are not above killing civilians after an attack to
increase casuality count, long distance surveillance drones
could confirm number of bodies removed from debris
and provide evidence.
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