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How Drones Can Reinforce Failure

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This Jan. 31, 2010, file photo shows a U.S. Predator drone flying above Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) | AP

This report by independent journalist Gareth Porter is extremely important. Porter, one of our finest investigative journalists, highlights one of the central problems in drone warfare: how its imperfect feedback loops drive our perceptions of effectiveness, and thereby distort our decisions regarding the follow-on strike operations in the drone campaigns now underway in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.

Read the whole story at TIME