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

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

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,...

Why I'm Going to Yemen

04.25.2014
Following on the heels of the "massive and unprecedented" U.S. drone strikes in Yemen this month, which killed scores of Yemenis, I'm headed...

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

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

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

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

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

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

By AHMED AL-HAJ  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

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...
Google Buys Drone-Maker For Supposedly Non-Evil Reasons

Google Buys Drone-Maker For Supposedly Non-Evil Reasons

Alexis Kleinman  04.14.2014
Google announced Monday that it is buying New Mexico-based drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum, the Wall Street Journal...
Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

Vivian Salama   04.14.2014
The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern...
Small Drones Reveal Big Discovery Beneath Desert Floor

Small Drones Reveal Big Discovery Beneath Desert Floor

Megan Gannon  04.11.2014
Thermal images captured by a small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing never-before-seen...