Transcripts of U.S. drone attack

On Feb. 21, 2010, a con­voy of vehicles car­ry­ing ci­vil­ians headed down a moun­tain in cent­ral Afgh­anistan. Amer­ic­an eyes were watch­ing. For more than four hours, the U.S. mil­it­ary — in­clud­ing a Pred­at­or drone crew in Nevada, video screen­ers in Flor­ida, an AC-130 air­plane crew in the sky and an Amer­ic­an spe­cial op­er­a­tions unit on the ground nearby — tracked the con­voy, try­ing to de­cide wheth­er it was friend or foe.

This is the of­fi­cial U.S. mil­it­ary tran­script of the ra­dio trans­mis­sions and cock­pit con­ver­sa­tions that day, ob­tained by the Los Angeles Times through a Free­dom of In­form­a­tion Act re­quest. Read the full story »

Published: April 8, 2011
Sources: U.S. Air Force
Credits: David S. Cloud, Maloy Moore, Ben Welsh

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