It’s incredibly difficult to get solid, reliable information about the drone wars. It’s even harder than it was about a year ago… President Obama said in the State of the Union that there would be more transparency about the targeted killing program, but we’ve yet to see it.
-New York Times national security reporter Mark Mazzetti on the challenges of covering drone strikes.
Mazzetti joined ProPublica’s Cora Currier and reporter Adam Baron, who weighed in from Yemen, for a live discussion on what it’s like to report on one of the U.S.’s most secret wars. See the full conversation here.
The officially secret drone war, carried out in some of the world’s most dangerous regions, is extremely challenging to report on. Several thousand people have been killed in hundreds of U.S. drone strikes, but the government has made little hard data about the wars public.
This Thursday at 1 pm ET, join ProPublica reporter Cora Currier and a panel of journalists from the New York Times, AP, and McClatchy to discuss the view from the ground in Yemen or Pakistan, and what it’s like to operate in an arena of such secrecy.
Ask your questions here, or tweet them to us with the hashtag #DroneChat.