> our title:

Database Tracks Drone Strikes in Pakistan

> original title:

The Year of the Drone: US Drone Strikes in Pakistan

(Source: New America Foundation; undated)

This database reflects the aggregation of credible news reports about U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan. The media outlets that New America relies upon are the three major international wire services (Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France Presse), the leading Pakistani newspapers (Dawn, Express Times, The News, The Daily Times), leading South Asian and Middle Eastern TV networks (Geo TV and Al Jazeera), and Western media outlets with extensive reporting capabilities in Pakistan (CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, BBC, The Guardian, Telegraph).

The New America Foundation makes no independent claims about the veracity of casualty reports provided by these organizations.

The New America Foundation would like to thank the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Stanford International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, and the Columbia University Law School for their valuable work on this subject, from which we have benefited and improved our own research.


Counting the strikes:

-- There must be at least two credible media sources verifying a strike in order for it to be added to our database.
-- We have endeavored to find a minimum of four credible media sources per strike.
-- If we have fewer than four sources for a strike, we have noted so with an asterisk.
-- Strikes that occur on the same day but in different locations or at different times are counted as separate strikes.
-- Multiple drone strikes that occur in short succession (two hours or less) in one area are counted as one strike.

Click here to access the data base, on the New America Foundation website.