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Drone Attacks

A Candidate Who Will Talk About Drones

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Robert Greenwald

So, yes, a candidate for president talks about drones in detail, with great awareness about how they are counterproductive to United States security concerns. Problem is, the candidate is running for president of Pakistan.

I Am Going to Pakistan Because Too Many Questions Remain About U.S. Drone Strikes

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Robert Greenwald

I'm going to Pakistan to investigate what life is like for those living under drones. Critical questions must be asked. Do these drone strikes make the United States any safer, or are they a prime recruitment tool resulting in more militancy?

Joshua Hersh

Pakistani Official: Drones Are Top Reason For Anti-Americanism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

The foreign minister of Pakistan told a gathering in New York on Thursday evening that the top cause of anti-Americanism in her country is the U.S. ta...

Obama Administration's Drone Death Figures Don't Add Up

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

By Justin Elliott ProPublica June 18, 2012, 4:12 p.m.Last month, a "senior administration official" said the number of civilians killed in drone stri...

Potpourri

Ed Koch | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The candidates for Mayor in 2013 are being tested on their courage to stand up and support the continuation of the stop-and-frisk program. Who among them supports the Mayor and Police Commissioner at this time?

Ex-CIA Official: Drone Attacks Create Terrorist Safe Havens

The Guardian | Paul Harris | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

A former top terrorism official at the CIA has warned that President Barack Obama's controversial drone program is far too indiscriminate in hitting t...

The Real Danger Behind Obama's 'Kill List'

The New Yorker | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

What is wrong with the President sitting in a room, looking at lists and portraits of people -- a Somali man, a seventeen-year-old girl, an American c...

Who Commands America's Killer Drones?

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- White House counterterror chief John Brennan has seized the lead in guiding the debate on which terror leaders will be targeted for dron...

Andrea Stone

Counterterrorism Chief Urges Congress To Renew Surveillance Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government's top official in charge of analyzing intelligence warned Congress Wednesday not to "wait until the last minute" ...

Adam Goldberg

WATCH: Cornel West Calls Obama 'Disastrous Response' To 'Catastrophe'

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

On Wednesday The Huffington Post again visited New York's Loews Regency Hotel, the self-proclaimed home of the "Power Breakfast." During this trip...

Could We Stop 'Signature' Drone Strikes in Yemen and Pakistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

The U.S. government has been increasingly carrying out drone strikes in countries with which America is not at war, and killing people with drone strikes who have no dispute with the United States.

Pakistan To United States: No More Drone Strikes

Posted 04.13.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD, April 12 (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament on Thursday unanimously approved recommendations from its national security committee on tie...

The Ghost and the Machine

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan's Wardak province. She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five. His father was killed by an American bomber plane, remote-controlled by computer.

Andrea Stone

Russ Feingold, Foe of Patriot Act, Says Al-Awlaki Drone Killing Was 'Legitimate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, whose lone vote against the Patriot Act made him a hero among civil libertarians, said he has no pr...

GOP Construction of a Fictional "Obama" Has Taken a Turn to the Absurd

Mitchell Bard | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Even as commentators start to note the GOP effort to create a fictional Barack Obama, it looks like Republicans have decided to double down on the stupid. That is, they have strayed from plausible lies -- lies that, to the uninformed, could feel true -- to absurd ones.

CIA Reportedly Suspends Drone Attacks In Pakistan

Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.24.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington-- In an effort to mend badly frayed relations with Pakistan, the CIA has suspended drone missile strikes on gatherings of...

Haqqani Network Leader Reportedly Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — American drone-fired missiles killed a ranking member of the militant Haqqani network on Thursday in northwestern Pakistan,...

Sex and the Single Drone

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the world of weaponry, they are the sexiest things around. Others countries are desperate to have them. Almost anyone who writes about them becomes a groupie. They are, of course, the pilotless drones, our grimly named Predators and Reapers.

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

U.S. Expands Drone War Into Somalia

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somal...

Pakistan Parliament Slams U.S. For Bin Laden Raid

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Members of Pakistan's Parliament slammed the United States on Saturday for the raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden on th...

Pakistani Officials: U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 5 Along Afghanistan Border

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.11.2011 | World

SHABQADAR, Pakistan — Twin explosions struck a paramilitary training center in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 68 people &ndas...

It's Been a Bad Week for GOP Lies About Obama

Mitchell Bard | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

As the last week or two unfolded, I was struck by how several news events absolutely obliterated three of the top lies told by Republicans to try and bring down the president.

Two Mid-Level Al-Qaeda Leaders Killed In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

May 5, 2011 7:47:31 AM ADEN, May 5 (Reuters) - Two mid-level al Qaeda leaders were killed in Yemen on Thursday in a remote province where al Qa...

Taking the War Out of Air War: What U.S. Air Power Actually Does

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. air power is a form of warfare which guarantees the American side quite literal, godlike invulnerability. Can it be war if one side is never in danger?