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Interactive Chart Visualizes Drone Attacks

The Economist [1]
March 26, 2013

THE best data visualisations are the products of a desperate, raw urgency to inform. That power is packed in the punch of Pitch Interactive, an interactive design firm in Berkeley, California. On March 25th it released a sophisticated visualisation of American drone attacks, entitled “Out of sight, out of mind [2].”

The chart brings together every reported drone strike in Pakistan since 2004 by date, location and number of fatalities (identifying whether they were civilians, children or high-profile targets).

The vertical lines for each strike and bars for victims underscore the degree to which the strikes were stepped up in 2009-10 under President Barack Obama—and they show the degree to which the attacks have tapered off slightly since that peak

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