The More You Know About Drones

aac9dronedata428 The More You Know About Drones

The
more Americans know about drones, the less they like them, Cato
vice president Gene Healy pointed out here at Reason.com earlier
today in a piece surveying the national conversation on drones in
the wake of Senator Rand Paul’s 13 hour filibuster on the issue. A
large component of the criticism is the secrecy (it doesn’t exist)
and lack of transparency ;(trust us, it works)surrounding the
policymaking. Healy notes the DC circuit’s ruling that the Obama
Administration shouldn’t stonewall the ACLU’s drone-related FOIA
requests. Nevertheless, despite the attempts to obfuscate U.S.
drone policy and its consequences, quite a bit of information is
available. And on that front, Pitch Interactive, a
self-described data visualization studio, has done an incredible
job at, what else, helping visualize drone policy with the data
available. They present “the story of every known drone strike and
victim in Pakistan” in slideshow form. Partial screen cap’s on the
right and the link to the whole thing’s ;here. Data set comes via
the Bureau
of Investigative Journalism, and here are
some caveats via Dave Weigel at Slate and a Reddit thread.

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The More You Know About Drones

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