How America’s failed drone campaign against the Taliban increased Afghan civilian deaths
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August 24, 202129 min read, 5735 words

How America’s failed drone campaign against the Taliban increased Afghan civilian deathsHow America’s failed drone campaign against the Taliban increased Afghan civilian deaths

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Published: August 24, 2021  |  29 min read, 5735 words
In the skies above Helmand, Afghanistan, an unblinking eye watched as an Afghan man wearing blue sat by a creek, propped up against a tree speaking into a two-way radio. For years, the Taliban had been destroying cell phone towers in the region, forcing locals to communicate with...
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Excellent long form piece that highlights some of the everyday nitty gritty of done strikes while putting them in a larger geopolitical context, drawn in large part from interviews with those directly involved.
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