Types of Drone Strikes
1) personality strike: This is when the administration is sure they are attacking the intended target and know his identity.
2) signature strike: This is when a certain “signature” that is ostensibly common to terrorists is noticed. For example, adult men may be noticed with guns, and a strike may be ordered. The obvious difference between this type of strike and a personality strike is that the identity of the target is not known.
3) double tap: This is when a drone strike has already occurred once and a secondary strike is launched after first responders rush to the scene. Hence the name “double tap” (the first drone strike is the first tap, and the second drone strike to kill responders is the second tap).