Apparently not enough people were being murdered in the Middle East by America’s fleet of remotely controlled bomb droppers. The Pentagon has loosened restrictions in regards to avoiding civilian casualties when using drones to bomb the shit out of somebody:
The Pentagon has loosened its guidelines on avoiding civilian casualties during drone strikes, modifying instructions from requiring military personnel to “ensure” civilians are not targeted to encouraging service members to “avoid targeting” civilians.
In addition, instructions now tell commanders that collateral damage “must not be excessive” in relation to mission goals, according to Public Intelligence, a nonprofit research group that analyzed the military’s directives on drone strikes.
I’m sure the people in the Middle East will finally understand how hard the United States is working to bring them freedom and democracy.