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Air Force erases drone strike data amid criticisms
FP ^ | 3/8/13 | ohn Hudson

Posted on 03/08/2013 3:37:51 PM PST by Nachum

Quietly and without much notice, the Air Force has reversed its policy of publishing statistics on drone strikes in Afghanistan as the debate about drone warfare hits a fever pitch in Washington. In addition, it has erased previously published drone strike statistics from its website.

Since October, the Air Force had been providing monthly updates on drone strikes -- or in its words "weapons releases from remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)." But today, Air Force Times reporters Brian Everstine and Aaron Mehta discovered something was amiss: The statistics published for February "contained empty space where the box of RPA statistics had previously been." In other words: The drone strike data was gone. But that's not all. The Air Force had also scrubbed drone strike data from earlier monthly reports. In the graphic below, we've provided a before and after of the Air Force reports:

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: air; drone; erases; force
Friday news dump
1 posted on 03/08/2013 3:37:51 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/08/2013 3:38:53 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The most transparent administration evv-vah.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 3:58:27 PM PST by moovova
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From the article:

"The Pentagon told Air Force Times it had nothing to do with the change."

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4 posted on 03/08/2013 3:59:47 PM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 260 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: LucyT

John Brennan accessing confidential records again?


5 posted on 03/08/2013 4:49:43 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Nachum

bookmark


6 posted on 03/09/2013 7:10:02 AM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: Nachum

Makes me wonder what they are covering up.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 7:54:53 AM PST by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Best guess ... Order to erase came from near the top, either State, Defense, Homeland Security or one or two of the alphabets, if not cic.


8 posted on 03/10/2013 5:41:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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