The article “New Stanford/NYU study documents the civilian terror from Obama's drones” (by Glenn Greenwald for The Guardian) mentions interesting findings by a report on the use of drones by the US.
In the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the US safer by enabling “targeted killing” of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts.

This narrative is false.