An estimated 3,520 killed by U.S. drones
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An estimated 3,520 people have been killed by American drones since 2002. 457 of those killed were civilians.
In October, Human Rights Watch issued a detailed report of six drone strikes in Yemen which killed civilians “in clear violation of the laws of war,” sparking a heated debate about the effectiveness and ethics of drone warfare. Gwen Ifill discussed the issue with retired Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap and Mustafa Qadri of Amnesty International.