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News Outlets Challenge Ban On Drones

News Outlets Challenge Ban On Drones

AP  05. 6.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday,...
White House Offers To Show Senators Secret Drone Memo

White House Offers To Show Senators Secret Drone Memo

AP  05. 6.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to head off another confirmation battle, the White House said Tuesday that it will allow senators to review...
Senators Drop Demand For Public Drone Death Tallies

Senators Drop Demand For Public Drone Death Tallies

AP  04.29.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have dropped a demand for a public declaration of how many civilians the United States kills in CIA drone...
How the U.S. Created the Afghan War -- and Then Lost It

How the U.S. Created the Afghan War -- and Then Lost It

Anand Gopal  04.29.2014
In six weeks, America's campaign to kill Jalaluddin Haqqani had resulted in 159 dead civilians, a flattened village, 37 destroyed homes,...

Drones Overhead, Seeing Everything, Always: Inside Google and Facebook's Latest Acquisitions

Peter Diamandis  04.24.2014
Imagine a fleet of drones, overhead, out of sight, tens of thousands of feet in the sky. Imagine those drones being powered by sunlight...

United States Accelerates a Counterproductive Drone War in Yemen

Ivan Eland  04.23.2014
The drone war confirms what most experts on counterinsurgency have concluded: killing your way out of such situations rarely works and...

Twisting Honor, Twisting Human Rights: America and Torture

Jack Healey  04.22.2014
The Bush presidency involved running riot over international agreements and the very foundations of the U.S. and virtually nothing happened....

The Perils of Groupthink

Marianne Williamson  04.22.2014
There's a certain je ne sais quoi that Americans have in spades -- a we-can-do-anything spirit that makes so many things possible for all...
U.S. Must Release Drone Killings Memo, Court Says

U.S. Must Release Drone Killings Memo, Court Says

AP  04.21.2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using...
Yemen Drone Strike Kills Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

Yemen Drone Strike Kills Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

AP  04.19.2014
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday,...

The Obama Drama

Pierre Guerlain  04.18.2014
Everyone remembers the 2008 campaign when, in the exhilaration of Obamania, the advertising slogan "no-drama Obama" had a fair amount of...
Drone Pilots Are Suffering From Low Morale

Drone Pilots Are Suffering From Low Morale

Amanda Terkel  04.18.2014
WASHINGTON -- The negative attention on drone strikes appears to be taking a toll on the people who control these unmanned aircraft, with...
GOP Candidate 'Shoots Down' A Drone In New Ad

GOP Candidate 'Shoots Down' A Drone In New Ad

Samantha Lachman  04.16.2014
Congressional candidate and Montana state Sen. Matt Rosendale (R) makes a point about federal government intrusion by seemingly firing...