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Drone Attacks

Faisal Shahzad Discusses Pakistan Taliban Contacts, Official Tells NYT

New York Times | Mark Mazetti And Scott Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON -- American officials said Wednesday that it was very likely that a radical group once thought unable to attack the United States had playe...


Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Punjabi Taliban" responsible for attacks in major Pakistan cities: Interior minister. Rehman Malik blamed what he calls the "Punjabi Taliban" for a s...

Drones and the Laws of War

Michael Thad Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Thad Allen

Drone attacks show that the technology of combat has changed dramatically, but the laws of war have remained remarkably stable.

Sam Stein

White House Won't Address Drone Strike Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is refusing to acknowledge whether it is revisiting or even addressing its policy of predatory drone strikes after the Times ...

Drone Attack Report: 1 in 3 Killed By Drones In Pakistan Is A Civilian

Rethink Afghanistan | Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new report from the New America Foundation states that one of every three people killed in the U.S.'s not-so-secret drone war in Pakistan is a civil...

A Hundred Years of War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Drone attacks are terrorism too. Killing entire families, including women and children, in the "border" areas of the "AF-PAK" theater to hit one "militant" or "extremist," without charge or trial, repeated countless times.

Hakimullah Mehsud, Pakistani Taliban Leader, Reported Dead | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, three Taliban sources said Tuesday....

Obama's Nobel Speech? C-minus.

Tom H. Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom H. Hastings

Obama said, "A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies." But in fact, where nonviolence was attempted against the Nazis, it succeeded.

Saleh al-Somali, Senior al-Qaida Member, Reportedly Killed In Drone Attack

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***UPDATE 12.11 4:30 PM ET*** ABC News is reporting, citing a senior U.S. official, that the senior al-Qaida figure reportedly killed in a drone atta...

The Costs of Drone Strikes

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Schirch

No matter the outcome of President Obama's deliberations about US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the tactic of using unmanned drone strikes should be taken off the table.

More Deaths In Pakistan Drone Attacks

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 10 people have been killed after a suspected US drone fired missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan region, Pakistani intelligence has said...

Baitullah Mehsud's Death Doesn't Change Pakistan's Perception Of The US

Naveen Naqvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naveen Naqvi

The recent killing of Baitullah Mehsud by a US-led drone attack still does not seem to work in favor of the drone attacks.

Pakistan: US Missile Kills 10

The New York Times | PIR ZUBAIR SHAH and SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An American missile hit the Mehsud tribal region of South Waziristan on Tuesday, claiming at least 10 lives in the same area wh...

Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 12 In Pakistan

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 12 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike on a training camp run by Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader, in Sout...

Pakistan Drone Attack Secrecy Hides Abuses

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Jun 12 (IPS) - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's refusal to share with other agencies even th...

Surge in Pakistan Violence: U.S. Central Command Warns Patrick Cronin to Stay Home

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

U.S. intelligence fears an uptick in suicide bombings over the next week directly targeting hotels and high population centers where foreigners populate. The fact is that it easier today to visit Baghdad than Pakistan.

Suspected US Drone Attack Kills 6 In Pakistan

Dawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WANA: Six foreign militants were killed in a suspected US drone strike in South Waziristan, television reports quoted sources as saying on Wednesday....