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Drones killed more civilians in Pakistan than Afghanistan: US military Think Tank

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    Drones killed more civilians in Pakistan than Afghanistan: US military Think-Tank

    In the light of a UN resolution that ensures all drone strikes abide by International law , CNA (Centre for Naval Analyses) a military think tank of USA has released a research paper stating the reasons for the cause of heavy civilian casualties in military drone strikes in Pakistan saying that ‘we observed more civilians were killed in Pakistan than Afghanistan, however the observations warrant further examination’.


    The paper written by Larry Lewis, a military analyst, provides the reasons as well as the recommendations to curb the loss of civilian lives by drone strikes.

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    CNA emphasizes US military should assess the root cause of civilian causalities. Photo: Wikipedia via Creative Commons.

    It states that US has lack of ground forces in Pakistan and it is ‘difficult’ to operate in areas without them, adding that the numbers of civilian strikes in Afghanistan by drones were 10 percent more than by ‘manned’ aircrafts.

    Larry in his research paper acknowledges that US government may have the accurate data but it does not share with the media. ‘We only get data in the form of US military officials statements’ he adds.

    However, he says there are other organizations that closely monitor drone strikes data and share it in news format these institutes include Bureau of Investigative journalism and New America foundation. He says that these independent organizations collect data from different news sources and their results are not ‘disparate’. He cites that Pakistani Government also takes the tolls provided by these organizations as ‘under estimated’ due to the challenges of reporting in FATA.

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    Why am i not surprised...
     
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    if usa share that tech and intelligence with PA than lots of leaders would been to their heavens long time ago ..
     
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    simply because they hold afghanistan and hit when they need

    while pakistan didn't hold her ground nor USA hold that area so they fire more missiles . its fair game