In January 2013, we released a report that called on President Obama to reform U.S. targeted killing policies in non-battlefield settings. Included in that report was a chart that estimated the number of strikes, total fatalities, and civilian fatalities through the end of 2012. The data was based on averages within the ranges provided by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Long War Journal, and New America Foundation. We have updated our chart to display all known U.S. targeted killings in non-battlefield settings from the first one on November 3, 2002, through the end of 2013.
- Covert US targeted killings took 253 lives in 2013, report estimates (theverge.com)
- The Number of People Killed in Covert Drone Strikes is Down 50 Percent (gizmodo.co.uk)
- The Number of People Killed in Covert Drone Strikes is Down 50 Percent (gizmodo.com)
- An estimated 3,520 killed by U.S. drones (pbs.org)
- President Obama’s new normal: the drone strikes continue | Amy Goodman (theguardian.com)
- Obama’s new norm: Drone strikes go on (rinf.com)