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What we don't know about dronesFeb 07 2013

With drones in the news this week, The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins takes a look at what the drone wars are like on the receiving end of the action, and reminds us what we don't know about drones (and their targets).

When an employee of the C.I.A. fires a missile from a unmanned drone into a compound along the Afghan-Pakistani border, he almost certainly doesn't know for sure whom he's shooting at.

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