Drone strikes are the weapon of choice in America’s so-called War on Terror. They’ve been used nearly 500 times in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia since 2002. But while U.S. officials praise their “surgical precision,” the reality on the ground tells a different tale. Here’s what you need to know about the U.S. drone war and its unintended consequences.
Drones are remotely-controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). They used to be used just for the military, but now they’re doing everything from delivering shopping to surveillance. AJ+ takes a look at the drones stories that made headlines this week.