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What If A Drone Strike Hit An American Wedding?

"The Obama administration has launched an internal investigation into a Dec. 12 drone strike in Yemen that targeted an al-Qaeda militant but which local villagers say ended up hitting a wedding party, killing 12 and injuring 14 others, U.S. officials tell NBC News.

"NBC News has obtained exclusive videos and photos taken in the aftermath of the strike. The graphic images show the scorched bodies of young men who villagers say were part of a convoy on their way to the wedding celebration when they were killed in their pickups by two Hellfire missiles fired by a U.S. drone."

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The Atlantic: If A Drone Strike Hit an American Wedding, We'd Ground Our Fleet.

The Nation: The U.S. Has Bombed At Least Eight Wedding Parties Since 2001.

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"A drone strike in Yemen mistakenly targeted a wedding convoy last [month], after intelligence reports said the vehicles contained Al-Qaeda militants. The attack killed more than a dozen people and injured 22 others, nine of whom are in critical condition. Not long after, the Yemeni parliament approved a non-binding vote to ban drone strikes. RT's Ameera David talks to Michael Brooks, contributor at The Majority Report, about how the reaction might have been different if the drone strike had hit an American wedding instead."

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Previously:
* Drones Not Just For Threats Against America Anymore.

* Why Obama Says He Won't Release Drone Documents.

* Obama's Drone Death Figures Don't Add Up.

* Dissecting Obama's Standards On Drone Strike Deaths.

* The Best Watchdog Journalism On Obama's National Security Policies.

* Everything You Wanted To Know About Drones But Were Afraid To Ask.

* Obama Claims Right To Kill Anyone Anytime.

* The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About.

* How Does The U.S. Mark Unidentified Men In Pakistan And Yemen As Drone Targets?

* Hearts, Minds And Dollars: Condolence Payments In The Drone Strike Age.

* Boy's Death In Drone Strike Tests Obama's Transparency Pledge.

* Does The U.S. Pay Families When Drones Kill Innocent Yemenis?

* Confirmed: Obama's Drone War Is Illegal And Immoral.

* Six Months After Obama Promised To Divulge More On Drones, Here's What We Still Don't Know.

* One Month After Drones Report, Administration Still Fails To Explain Killings.

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Posted on January 8, 2014


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