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Obama Drone Program

Airstrike Transparency We Can't Believe In

Letta Tayler | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Letta Tayler

The White House release on July 1 of casualty figures for airstrikes outside conventional war zones since 2009 should have shed light on how many civilians were killed in attacks such as the one in Al-Majalah. How many of the civilian deaths were unlawful?

Jason Linkins

A Drone Program That Has Killed Hundreds Of Civilians Finally Killed Some That The White House Regrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

This morning, the White House disclosed that a January 2015 drone strike, conducted in Pakistan by the CIA with the intention of taking out an al Qaed...

Selling Drones - Let the Good Times Begin

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The Bush and Obama administrations pioneered the crossing of sovereign borders without permission for an ongoing killing process not defined as war and which has regularly taken out ordinary civilians, including significant numbers of children.

John Oliver On Drones: We've Made Blue Sky 'Completely Fucking Terrifying'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy

If Barack Obama is concerned about the legacy of his presidency, he might want to take a look at Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight." Early in...

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

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.07.2014 | Home

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...

Matt Sledge

One Year After Obama's Big Drone Speech, Promises Left Unkept

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year ago last Friday, President Barack Obama gave a major address on drones, targeted killing and terrorism. The president and admin...

The Toll Of 5 Years Of Drone Strikes

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

The U.S. drone program under President Barack Obama reached its fifth anniversary on Thursday having tallied up an estimated death toll of at least 2,...

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...

Irish Politician Attacks 'War Criminal' Obama

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Irish politician Clare Daly slammed President Barack Obama as a "war criminal" and "hypocrite of the century" in a blistering speech before Parliament...

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...

What The Government Does When It Thinks No One Is Watching

Upworthy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

If there is a stupider way to fight terrorism than drone warfare, it hasn't been invented yet....

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...

Dems Raise Questions About Obama Drone Program

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Reps. Stephen Lynch and Ed Markey, who are running against each other for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, both raised ques...

Former Aides Hit Obama On Drone Transparency

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Several former administration officials who are now out of government are criticizing President Barack Obama over the secretive nature of the U.S. dro...

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...

Former Defense Official Raises Secrecy Questions

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - A former U.S. Defense Department counsel said he is a skeptic when it comes to a ...

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?

Conservative Editorial Tells Rand Paul To 'Calm Down'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Thursday for his almost 13-hour filibuster against John Brennan, t...

Edward-Isaac Dovere: Explaining the Obama Drone Program

92nd Street Y | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

POLITICO White House Editor Edward-Isaac Dovere, recently spoke with us about the controversial Obama drone program. Dovere touched on how the Obama a...

Obama: Americans Deserve To Know More About Drone War

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

* President insists on need for "checks and balances" * Appears to rule out targeting citizen on U.S. soil * Has intensi...

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi Ambivalent On Drones Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is not sure whether the public should be told when the federal government kills an America...

Cheney: Obama Drone Program Is 'A Good Policy'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the Obama administration's policy of targeting terrorists abroad with unmanned drone strikes is ...

HuffPost Reporter, Pat Buchanan Agree In Drone Debate

Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

"The McLaughlin Group" panel had a heated discussion this week on President Obama's use of drone strikes. While Mort Zuckerman and Eleanor Clift a...