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Pentagon Finds No One at Fault for 2018 Drone Strike that Killed Somali Woman and Child / Nick Turse

Mq 9 reaper during exercise northern strike 2019

US military personnel are almost never held responsible for anything like this. In 1,300 investigations files…conducted by similar strike cells and a mix of contractors and military personnel, only one of them cited a possible violation of the rules of engagement and none included a finding of of wrongdoing.

The Intercept's Nick Turse joins This Is Hell! to discuss his just-published report, "Civilian Harm Secret Pentagon Investigation Found No One at Fault in Drone Strike That Killed Woman and 4-Year-Old." In the undeclared drone war, nobody is accountable.

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Nick Turse

Nick Turse is an investigative reporter, a fellow at the Type Media Center, the managing editor of, a contributing writer at The Intercept, and the co-founder of Dispatch Books. He is the author, most recently, of Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan as well as the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, which received a 2014 American Book Award. His previous books include Tomorrow's Battlefield, The Changing Face of Empire, The Complex, and The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan.  He has reported from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa and written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper's Magazine, Vice News, Yahoo News, Teen Vogue, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, and, among other print and online publications.

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