The Drone Papers – A Visual Glossary (2 of 8)


Josh Begley – The Intercept

[The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama’s drone wars. The source said he decided to provide these documents to The Intercept because he believes the public has a right to understand the process by which people are placed on kill lists and ultimately assassinated on orders from the highest echelons of the U.S. government.]

Decoding the Language of Covert Warfare

  1. The Assassination Complex
  2. A Visual Glossary
  3. The Kill Chain
  4. Find, Fix, Finish
  5. Manhunting in the Hindu Kush
  6. Firing Blind
  7. The Life and Death of Objective Peckham
  8. Target Africa
  9. The Alphabet of Assassination (Glossary of Terms)

15 Oct 2015 – This is a labyrinth with 12 entrances and no exit. It is built on a cache of documents provided to The Intercept by a source within the intelligence community.


Click any arrow to enter a rabbit hole. Each serves as a back door into one of our stories.

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