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.
Serial’s popularity has made it the fastest-ever podcast to reach 5 million downloads. Fans have tuned in each week to follow journalist Sarah Koenig’s investigation into Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee in the Baltimore area. AJ+’s Dena Takruri looks at why the podcast is such a hit and what it tells us about the criminal-justice system.