For me, and those in my chain of command, those deaths will haunt us as long as we live, just as we are haunted by the civilian casualties that have occurred through conventional fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.


President Barack Obama discusses the unfortunate civilian casualties that occurred during drone strikes while he addresses the nation live on May 23, 2013 in a speech aimed at addressing counter-terrorism policies including the use of drone strikes, detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison facility, and American citizens who are terrorists.