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Congress Hears Expert Testimony About Combat Drone Wars


WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2012) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today hosted a Congressional briefing to examine the United States’ policy regarding the use of armed drones.  U.S. drone strikes are estimated to have killed thousands of people. In Pakistan have killed an estimated 3,378 people; in Yemen such strikes are estimated to have killed as many as 1,952 people. Drone strikes in Somalia have killed as many as 170 people. The first U.S. drone strike took place in 2002.

Read Congressman Kucinich’s opening statement here.

See video of the full event here.

Experts included:

Professor James Cavallaro: The founding director of Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic.

Bob Naiman: Policy Director of Just Foreign Policy and participant in recent delegation trip to Pakistan.

Medea Benjamin: Cofounder of Global Exchange and Code Pink and participant in a recent delegation trip to Pakistan.

Frank Jannuzi: Deputy Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.

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