A timeline of drones and death

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An interesting interactive and chronological diagram of CIA drone strikes in Afghanistan, and their brutal effects, from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (courtesy of Ben). As a goad to inquiry, it bears some comparison to Trevor Paglen/The Institute of Autonomy’s Terminal Air project, tracing the dark geography of torture flights.

In its form, however, TBIJ’s timeline is a distant descendant of Joseph Priestley’s pioneering historical charts (nicely explored in Grafton and Rosenberg’s rewarding Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline).

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