U.S. intelligence officials tout the drone platform as enabling the most precise and humane targeting program in the history of warfare. While drone technology is a significant advance, claims about minimal civilian harm from drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen elide many of the operational realities of using drones outside of full-scale military operations.
Human Rights Clinic,
Civilian Harm from Drone Strikes: Assessing Limitations & Responding to Harm,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/human_rights_institute/47