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Legal Showdown: 6 Experts Destroy Obama's Drone Policy

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

If the administration has nothing to hide and insists that our drone policy is entirely legal, why not create an open and transparent process for the use of drones? It would bring the legal debate out of the shadows, a move that is desperately needed.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Overlooks Drones, Torture To Confirm Brennan To CIA | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted to confirm John Brennan as head of the Central Intelligence Agency Thursday, looking past contentious issues of America...

Ryan Grim

John Brennan Confirmation Battle Stirs Drone Strike Controversy | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The battle over the confirmation of John Brennan to be the next CIA director entered a final phase Wednesday as a cadre of senators, led...

Vote On Obama Pick Delayed Over Controversial Memos

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

* Political sparring over Brennan becoming public * Feinstein says Brennan will be "capable CIA director" * Republicans ...

Brennan Exposed

Robert Greenwald | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

I'm sorry, Mr. Brennan, we can't have it both ways. What we're seeking is transparency of drone policies and to end the effects these policies have at home and abroad.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as Nemo barreled up the Northeast coast, a different storm hit Washington, centered on Congressional oversight of the lethal use of drones. Given how little official concern there was about the issue during Obama's first term, this tempest was a welcome development. The long overdue debate was occasioned by the leak of a memo detailing the administration's legal justification for drone strikes, and the confirmation hearings for CIA director nominee John Brennan -- the president's frequent "kill list" co-author. With the memo's legal reasoning even broader than suspected, Congress is considering setting up special courts, like those currently used for authorizing domestic surveillance, making it at least as hard for the government to kill suspected terrorists -- including American citizens -- by remote control as listen to their phone conversations. Let's hope that as Nemo blows over, efforts to bring accountability to drone killings will continue at full force.

Jason Linkins

How We Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Aerial Drones That Carry Out Extra-Judicial Killings | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama wants his deputy national security advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism, John Brennan, to serve as the next direc...

Michael Calderone

Media Slow To Cover Drones In Obama's First Term | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- It's been all drones all the time this week. NBC News kicked things off Monday with a major scoop on the administration's legal rational...

David Wood

In Armed Drones Debate, The Real Issue Is Killing | David Wood | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over armed drones and whether the United States should use missile-firing robots to kill people identified as terrorists is a...

John Brennan: CIA Wouldn't Keep Congress 'In The Dark'

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Brennan told members of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that he wouldn't keep them "in the dark" if he's confirmed as the n...

10 Questions to Ask John Brennan at His CIA Confirmation Hearing

Medea Benjamin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

John Brennan's confirmation hearing to become head of the CIA will take place at the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, February 7. If CODEPINK had a chance to question John Brennan as his hearing, here are some questions we would ask.

Michael Calderone

Will Media Hold Obama Accountable On Drone Strikes? | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– As President Barack Obama begins his second term next week, the administration's drone war is having a media moment, with an uptick in r...

Joshua Hersh

Chuck Hagel Called Covert Anti-Terror Tool 'Very Important' In 2009 | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nominations of John Brennan for CIA director and Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense are widely expected to prompt a new round of i...