We didn’t intend for the first two posts of the day to be about military drones. Sometimes things just happen that way.
Wired’s excellent Danger Room blog is posting rare photos of destruction believed to have been caused by U.S. drones in Pakistan. Danger room warns that some of the photos are disturbing. Excerpt:
The CIA may have launched 70 drone strikes in tribal Pakistan in 2011 alone. But Americans, like the rest of the world, have no idea what the area looks like, or who lives there.
One resident of North Waziristan wants to expose the conflict. Noor Behram has spent years photographing the aftermath of drone strikes, often at personal risk. Working with Islamabad lawyer Shahzad Akbar and London-based human rights activist Clive Stafford Smith, who are helping get his photos to the outside world, Behram provided Danger Room with dozens of his images, none of which have ever been published in the United States.