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Obama Drone Policy

President Obama: It Is a Moral and Strategic Mistake to Exempt Syrian Airstrikes From Civilian Protections

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

The White House has acknowledged for the first time that the strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. This is a tragic error.

The U.S. Drone War You Don't Know About

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

It is no secret that the U.S. has resorted to using unmanned drones to bomb targets in countries like Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past year...

Obama Reportedly Told Aides He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

A new book on the 2012 presidential campaign claims that President Barack Obama told aides that he is "really good at killing people." According t...

Joshua Hersh

Yemen's Week Of Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

On Friday night, Farea al-Muslimi, a young Yemeni journalist and activist, went for a drive with a friend around the capital city of his home, Sanaa. ...

WATCH: Joe Scarborough Clashes With Rick Santorum

Posted 08.05.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough clashed with former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday's "Meet The Press." The panel was in the midst o...

Former Three-Star Admiral Slams Obama's Accountability On Drone Use

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak recently joined HuffPost Live for a discussion on the complex moral issues associated with drone warfare. Sestak, ...

Elise Foley

Rand Paul: Drone Targeting Process Is Just Obama 'Looking At Some Flashcards'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday he appreciated that President Barack Obama had responded to criticism of his drone program in a speec...

Sabrina Siddiqui

WATCH: Carney In Testy Exchange Over Drone Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to skip the first Senate hearing on dro...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Ducks First Senate Hearing On Drones

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration failed to participate in the Senate's first hearing Tuesday on the use of drones for targeted killings, Senate ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Demanded Answers When Drone Killed American Teenager

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has never commented publicly on the targeted drone strike that accidentally killed Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a 16-ye...

'High Demand' Pilots Trained To Carry Out Controversial Obama Policy

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

(Repeats to widen distribution) By Tabassum Zakaria HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., April 23 (Reuters) - The tide of war...

Obama Drone Program Targeted For Month-Long Activist Assault

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Opponents of President Barack Obama's drone policy are planning a month of protests in April, seeking to intensify attention on the administration's c...

Obama Seeks Global Influence On Drones

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change) By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who vastly expand...

Camel's Nose: Let's Outlaw Drone Strikes in the United States

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Some people will say: the government isn't conducting drone strikes in the U.S. There is no indication that the government plans to conduct drone strikes in the U.S. What is the point?

Former Clinton Chief Of Staff Slams Obama On Drone Policy

The Washington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration is wrong to withhold these documents from Congress and the American people. I say this as a former White House chief of staff...

Ryan Grim

Obama Confronted On Drones By Senate Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama faced a tough question on drone policy from a fellow Democrat during a Senate meeting Tuesday and defended his ad...

Rand Paul Gets An Unexpected Ally

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Bipartisanship is dead? Don’t tell that to ardent liberal Ron Wyden and hardcore conservative Rand Paul, who have teamed up to bedevil the Obama adm...

Tea Party Senator: Obama Drone Memo 'Fraught With Constitutional Problems'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama's drone policy was "fraught with constitutional problems." In an interview on t...

Obama To Work On Drone Strike Policy With Congress

AP | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he'll work with Congress to help the public understand the circumstances under which the government will tar...

Is This the New Normal? Drone Strikes, Secret Memos and an Imperial President

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When Barack Obama ascended to the presidency in 2008, there was a sense, at least among those who voted for him, that the country might change for the better.

Controversial Obama Program Draws Scrutiny

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's use of unmanned drones to kill Americans who are suspected of being al-Qaida allies deserves closer inspec...

Drones vs. Torture -- Traitors vs. Captives

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Republicans are once again attempting to embarrass the president, this time by reporting that he fought President Bush on "enhanced interrogation" and now he's advocating "murder by drone."

CHANGE MY MIND: What Do You Think of Obama's Drone War?

Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

A Justice Department memo obtained this week by NBC News revealed that U.S. citizens who engage in terrorist activities anywhere are fair game for dro...

Obama's Drone Leaks: New Imminence, Old Tactics

Noura Erakat | Posted 04.09.2013 | World
Noura Erakat

We do not have access to the Obama administration's complete legal memo but we have enough in this leaked white paper to know that it does not bode well for global order and stability.

David Wood

Pakistan Ambassador: U.S. Armed Drone Strikes Are 'Red Line'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Smarting under the U.S. drone attacks it calls a violation of its sovereignty and international law, Pakistan has threatened to withhold...