Matthew Fricker is a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and co-author of a paper with Avery Plaw entitled “Sudden Justice? Evaluating the U.S. Predator Campaign in Pakistan,” which was presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting 2010 in New Orleans.
Widely-cited reports of the inaccuracy and disproportionality of civilian to militant deaths in the CIA’s ongoing Predator drone campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Pakistan are grossly misleading. The