I agree with your conclusions.
The US continues to bend over backwards to be as surgical as possible in drone and related attacks.
Even the Pakistani and Afghan forces occasionally have a problem outcome. That is the law of averages.
If you want no deaths, then get rid of the terrorists among you and you will be secure. This is meant for those who read and use a computer inside Afghanistan and Paksitan.
Thanks for your book article,
George L. Singleton, Colonel, USAF, Ret.
Old US Embassy in Karachi, 1963-1965