My uncle and my cousin were collateral damage in America’s drone wars. To this day, the U.S. still has not admitted to, much less apologized for, their deaths.
The fact that President Biden declared an end to the “forever wars” and in almost the same breath promised further strikes is a reminder of how easily my loved ones and other victims of the forever drone wars are forgotten. The secrecy surrounding the program means our names are often never even reported.
Read Ahmed Ali Jaber’s opinion piece in Defense One. Ahmed is a mathematics teacher and father of three from Hadramaut, Yemen. Several of his family members were killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2012.