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Drone Killings

Killer Drones in a Downward Spiral?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Illegal U.S. drone strikes continue (the Long War Journal says there have been eight drones strikes in Yemen so far this year), but efforts to curb the use of killer drones have made remarkable headway this year.

Matt Sledge

New Bill Would Force Obama Administration To Count Drone Deaths | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Drone strikes under President Barack Obama have killed an estimated 2,400 people -- but there has never been an official count. That would change unde...

Drone Killing the Fifth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

It's still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process. The key phrase was indeed that "due process."

This Memorial Day: Remembering 4,700 Killed by U.S. Drones

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

This Memorial Day, in addition to our own dead, we remember the 4,700 people (estimated; the actual body count is classified and/or unknown) killed by American drones.

Collateral Damage

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


One Step Closer to Meaningful Oversight of International Targeted Killing

Adam Cohen | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Adam Cohen

The hearing established that the drones issue is not about the rights of American citizens alone but about the rights of people around the world.

Home Drone: Art at the Border of America and the Muslim World (PHOTOS)

Heather Layton | Posted 03.27.2013 | College
Heather Layton

2013-03-27-home_layton.jpgWhat would drone strikes look like if we were the targets rather than unknown people in a place too distant to imagine?

Matt Sledge

Ex-Pentagon Lawyer Shoots Down Drone Court Idea | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Jeh Johnson, who was until three months ago the Pentagon's top lawyer, outlined his objections to a drone court in a speech Monday, dashin...

Cruz, Paul Team Up For Anti-Drone Killing Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

After Attorney General Eric Holder clarified that President Barack Obama doesn't have the authority to dispatch unmanned drones to kill non-threatenin...

Begun the Drone Wars Have

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Using drones to kill your enemy means you've given up on political negotiation or ameliorating the social conditions that give rise to terrorism. It means you have embraced a military "solution" to local or regional conflicts.