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The Kingpin Strategy

The Kingpin Strategy

Andrew Cockburn  04.28.2015
As the war on terror nears its 14th anniversary -- a war we seem to be losing, given jihadist advances in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen -- the...
Challenging American Exceptionalism

Challenging American Exceptionalism

Marjorie Cohn  04.27.2015
American exceptionalism reflects the belief that Americans are somehow better than everyone else. This view reared its head after the 2013...
One Week, Three Lessons on the Exclusivity of Exceptionalism in America

One Week, Three Lessons on the Exclusivity of Exceptionalism in America

Eoin Higgins  04.27.2015
Three events in the week beginning April 20, 2015, show convincingly that the American promise of national and global societal justice...
House Democrat Calls For Creation Of ‘Hostage Czar' After Drone Strike

House Democrat Calls For Creation Of ‘Hostage Czar' After Drone Strike

Laura Barron-Lopez  04.26.2015
WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) said Sunday that the administration should name a "hostage czar" amid revelations that a U.S. drone...
John McCain: Deaths Of Innocent Hostages By U.S. Drone Strike 'Obviously Preventable'

John McCain: Deaths Of Innocent Hostages By U.S. Drone Strike 'Obviously Preventable'

Laura Barron-Lopez  04.26.2015
WASHINGTON -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday the accidental deaths of two innocent hostages...
Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington  04.26.2015
This week, the White House revealed it really does care about civilians being killed by drones -- at least when they're Americans or Westerners....
President Obama: Pretty Sure Jesus Isn't Cool With the Drones

President Obama: Pretty Sure Jesus Isn't Cool With the Drones

Derek Penwell  04.25.2015
We've killed women and children, sir. We've killed innocent men. That they didn't have the good foresight to be born to American parents...
Pakistani Friends Mourn U.S. Aid Worker Killed In CIA Drone Strike

Pakistani Friends Mourn U.S. Aid Worker Killed In CIA Drone Strike

Akbar Shahid Ahmed  04.24.2015
WASHINGTON -- Warren Weinstein made his Pakistani friends nervous when he first arrived in their country in 2004. The trouble wasn't...
CIA Hostage-Killing Strike Underscores 'Close Enough' Nature Of Drone Targeting

CIA Hostage-Killing Strike Underscores 'Close Enough' Nature Of Drone Targeting

Ali Watkins  04.24.2015
WASHINGTON -- The news that a CIA drone strike had inadvertently killed two Western al Qaeda hostages is underscoring a harsh reality of...
CIA Killing Of Al-Qaeda Hostages Boosts Critics Of Drone Strikes

CIA Killing Of Al-Qaeda Hostages Boosts Critics Of Drone Strikes

Ali Watkins  04.23.2015
WASHINGTON -- Thursday’s news of a botched CIA drone operation in January that killed two Western al-Qaeda hostages is threatening to...
A Drone Program That Has Killed Hundreds Of Civilians Finally Killed Some That The White House Regrets

A Drone Program That Has Killed Hundreds Of Civilians Finally Killed Some That The White House Regrets

Jason Linkins  04.23.2015
This morning, the White House disclosed that a January 2015 drone strike, conducted in Pakistan by the CIA with the intention of taking...
The Case for a Robot-in-Chief

The Case for a Robot-in-Chief

John Feffer  04.23.2015
In the next election, I fully expect to see our first woman president. But after that, I think we should break another glass ceiling. It's...
Drone Containing Traces Of Radiation Lands On Roof Of Japanese PM's Office

Drone Containing Traces Of Radiation Lands On Roof Of Japanese PM's Office

AP  04.22.2015
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said they were investigating after a small drone laced with traces of radiation was found Wednesday...
Companies Urge FAA To Speed Up Use Of Drones In Disaster Response

Companies Urge FAA To Speed Up Use Of Drones In Disaster Response

Reuters  04.21.2015
WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. companies including insurers and aerospace manufacturers urged federal aviation regulators on Tuesday...