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Who Counts?

Who Counts?

Tom Engelhardt  05. 4.2015
In the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare, one question with two aspects reigns supreme: Who counts? In Washington, the answers...
Warren Weinstein and the Truth About the Drone Wars

Warren Weinstein and the Truth About the Drone Wars

Daniel R. DePetris  05. 1.2015
The accidental killing of Warren Weinstein is nothing short of a painful, but unfortunately unavoidable, consequence of the drone wars....

The Killing of An American Hostage by a Drone in Pakistan. Is the CIA's Assassination Campaign Out of Control?

Brian Glyn Williams  05. 1.2015
Clearly the strike that killed the two hostages on January 15th was not a random drone attack on an innocent Pashtun tribesman's house....
Why We Need Persistent Questioning About Civilian Deaths By Drones

Why We Need Persistent Questioning About Civilian Deaths By Drones

Priya Satia  04.30.2015
Before Nepal and Baltimore seized headlines, news that a CIA drone strike mistakenly killed an innocent American hostage in January momentarily...
Park Ranger Uses Stun Gun On Man Flying Drone Over Hawaiian Volcano

Park Ranger Uses Stun Gun On Man Flying Drone Over Hawaiian Volcano

AP  04.28.2015
HONOLULU (AP) - A man who had been flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was hit with a Taser by a park...
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...