In what can best be described as a damning interview about war crimes the US is committing with indiscriminate use of drones in the ‘war on terror’, former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday has said that the drone strikes violate both the UN Charter and international law. ‘Collateral damage’ is an irrelevant term as the drones violate the explicit provisions of several international laws, including the UN Geneva Convention and protocols, when they kill even one civilian. Drones, it is obvious, fail to make any distinction between civilians and enemy combatants.Earlier some US politicians and academics have also condemned the drone strikes. Congressman Dennis Kucinich asserted that the US was violating international law by carrying out strikes against a country that never attacked it. Georgetown University professor Gary D. Solis is on the record of having stated that since CIA’s drone operators were civilians engaged in armed conflict, this made them ‘unlawful combatants’ and possibly subject to prosecution. Besides, Pakistani Parliament passed a unanimous resolution against drone strikes and a parliamentary committee sought an end to them. The opposition has all along been condemning them as violative of Pakistan’s sovereignty. Pakistan lodged a strong protest against drones on Thursday and summoned a senior US diplomat to Foreign Office and told him that the attacks were “unlawful, against international law and a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty”. It is time the US revisited its policy on these strikes.