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Air Force erases drone strike data amid criticisms

The most clandestine administration in history...

Air Force erases drone strike data amid criticisms

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:

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/03/08/air_force_era...

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SteveMT's picture

Info bump

I posted a very similar story about this yesterday, but it seemed no one was interested. Glad you are getting some action. The government hiding the numbers of Taliban attacks is important.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277509/afghanistan-military-command...

The 'Most Transparent Administration' --Keeps committing crimes,

then just keeps moving the facades, and saying...Nothing to see here. When they can't do that they erase the evidence.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

War criminals begin covering up

their crimes? There would have been far fewer convictions of German war criminals at Nuremberg had not the Germans kept such excellent records . . . lesson learned.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

Fuken pricks

Evil

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I guess they thought no one would notice.

And down the memory hole it goes...

Now they operate in even more secrecy

American RPAs have killed 4,700 people.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.