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Barack Obama and the Slow Burn of Disappointment

Barack Obama and the Slow Burn of Disappointment

Paul Stoller  05.30.2014
The wrongheaded Obama college-ranking system, I'm afraid, is yet another example of how the gulf between rhetoric and behavior develops...
If Bush Is a War Criminal, Then So Are Truman, LBJ, Nixon and Obama

If Bush Is a War Criminal, Then So Are Truman, LBJ, Nixon and Obama

H. A. Goodman  05.30.2014
Were the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a "breach of the rules of warfare"? How about our use of Agent Orange in Vietnam...
CIA Winds Down Drone Strike Program In Pakistan

CIA Winds Down Drone Strike Program In Pakistan

AP  05.29.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's targeted killing program in Pakistan, once the mainstay of President Barack Obama's counterterrorism effort,...
Drones Are Newest Hurricane Research Tools

Drones Are Newest Hurricane Research Tools

AP  05.27.2014
MIAMI (AP) — The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts...
The Supreme Leader, Khamenei's Euphoria About Drones

The Supreme Leader, Khamenei's Euphoria About Drones

Majid Rafizadeh  05.23.2014
Iran's claim to have replicated the U.S. drone comes at a time when drone policy and the usage of drones by the Obama administration have...
NYPD Is Looking Into Using Drones For Surveillance

NYPD Is Looking Into Using Drones For Surveillance

Inae Oh  05.22.2014
New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton expressed his support Tuesday for the use of drones as a potentially reliable tool to help...
Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Memo Clears First Senate Hurdle

Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Memo Clears First Senate Hurdle

AP  05.21.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a contentious federal appeals court nominee who helped develop the...
Stanley McChrystal: Drones Are 'Here To Stay'

Stanley McChrystal: Drones Are 'Here To Stay'

Chris Gentilviso  05.21.2014
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal sat down with HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss why drones are "here to stay." Back in January 2013,...
Standing Up, One Year Later: President Obama's Broken Foreign Policy Promises

Standing Up, One Year Later: President Obama's Broken Foreign Policy Promises

Medea Benjamin  05.21.2014
The military hammer the US government has been using against terrorist suspects for over 12 years has not succeeded in eliminating al-Qaeda;...
Harry Reid Predicts Senate Will Approve Judge Who Wrote Drone Memos

Harry Reid Predicts Senate Will Approve Judge Who Wrote Drone Memos

AP  05.21.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate should reject President Barack Obama's nominee for a federal appeals court because his secret legal memos...
Killer Robots -- Who Is in Charge?

Killer Robots -- Who Is in Charge?

Michael Møller   05.21.2014
Are new and coming military technologies in line with current international humanitarian and human rights law?
Obama Administration To Reveal Justification For Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens

Obama Administration To Reveal Justification For Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens

AP  05.20.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal...
Drones, Trains, and China: How America's Budget Is Fighting the Wrong Battle

Drones, Trains, and China: How America's Budget Is Fighting the Wrong Battle

Tom Engelhardt  05.19.2014
If you want a measure of rise and decline, look no further than this comparison between U.S. and Chinese infrastructural build-ups, between,...