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Donald Trump Says He Would 'Take Out' Families Of Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump said the U.S. ought to "take out" the families of terrorists in the fight agains...

Ex-Drone Operator Says Program Kills The Wrong People

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. drone operators and technicians spoke out on Thursday about the extensive problems with the Obama administration's lethal p...

John Oliver On Drones: We've Made Blue Sky 'Completely Fucking Terrifying'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy

If Barack Obama is concerned about the legacy of his presidency, he might want to take a look at Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight." Early in...

The Toll Of 5 Years Of Drone Strikes

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

The U.S. drone program under President Barack Obama reached its fifth anniversary on Thursday having tallied up an estimated death toll of at least 2,...

Human Rights Groups Criticize U.S. Drone Program

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejec...

What The Government Does When It Thinks No One Is Watching

Upworthy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

If there is a stupider way to fight terrorism than drone warfare, it hasn't been invented yet. ...

Obama To Address Controversial Drone Program

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will discuss the legality of his administration's secret drone program and other counterterrorism practices ...

Preston Maddock

Worried About Drones In Your Backyard? | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Worried about drones? Entrepreneurs are ready to help. Concerns about unmanned flying aircraft have resulted in a budding new industr...

Preston Maddock

Faith-Based Groups Criticize Obama's Drone Killings | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Faith-based organizations sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, questioning the morality of the administration's drone program. "The ...

Former Aides Hit Obama On Drone Transparency

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Several former administration officials who are now out of government are criticizing President Barack Obama over the secretive nature of the U.S. dro...

House Dems Press White House For More Info On Drone Program

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

House Democrats on Monday called for clarity surrounding President Barack Obama's use of unmanned drones, demanding the "full, unclassified release of...

Maher On Drones: 'Some People Do Need Killing'

Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy

On Friday's episode of "Real Time", Bill Maher gave Rand Paul credit for drawing attention to the U.S. drone program, but criticized him for perpetuat...

'So, You've Copped To Lying'

Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart was understandably aghast on Tuesday's "Daily Show" at the glibness with which former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs, enjoying his cus...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama DOJ Won't Even Disclose Number Of Classified Memos | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just how many classified opinions has the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel issued since President Barack Obama took office f...

Obama To Work On Drone Strike Policy With Congress

AP | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he'll work with Congress to help the public understand the circumstances under which the government will tar...

Pentagon Creating New Medal For Drones

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens. But the troops who launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattac...

Cheney: Obama Drone Program Is 'A Good Policy'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the Obama administration's policy of targeting terrorists abroad with unmanned drone strikes is ...

Military Considering Drone Cutbacks

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The Pentagon for the first time is considering scaling back the massive buildup of drones it has overseen in the p...

HuffPost Reporter, Pat Buchanan Agree In Drone Debate

Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

"The McLaughlin Group" panel had a heated discussion this week on President Obama's use of drone strikes. While Mort Zuckerman and Eleanor Clift a...

Controversial Obama Program Draws Scrutiny

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's use of unmanned drones to kill Americans who are suspected of being al-Qaida allies deserves closer inspec...

Congress Considers Drone Strike Limits

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority...

Obama's CIA Pick Could Affect Drone Program

The Washington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

President Obama began his first term with a dramatic change of course for the CIA, issuing orders on his second day in office to close the agency's se...

Details Emerge On Obama Administration's Counterterrorism Blueprint

Washington Post | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting li...


Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

I've been an American for 90 years and drone killing is un-American. It's time we act like Americans and demand that Congress represents the country rather than themselves.

Drone Intel Complex Clobbers Strategists and Diplomats

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

It seems that by allowing the drone-deployers to prevail over the diplomats, the Obama White House is pushing tactics over strategy. Some may debate this, but a drone triumphalism seems to be dominating over other key strategic equities that the U.S. should be concerned about.