Since Obama has taken office, the use of drones in warfare has continued to increase. With that, we have also seen a tremendous rise in innocent civilians killed and some extremely disturbing tactics utilized during drone strikes.
In Afghanistan and Pakistan, one reason civilian deaths have been on the rise is because often times, residential buildings have been targeted.
As reported in the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, another tactic has involved following up one drone strike with a second, in an effort to target rescuers of the injured. Drones have also been deployed to target the funerals of those killed in previous drone strikes.
The use of drones to fight our wars will continue to be a controversial topic for sure. But targeting funerals and family members as well? For that, there should be no debate.