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Obama Drones

WHCD: A Salute to the Centurions

Cenk Uygur | Posted 06.29.2012 | Media
Cenk Uygur

It's one thing to have the White House Correspondents' Dinner be the one time of the year where the watchdogs let down their guard and have civil, even friendly, conversations with the people they cover. I would enjoy that. But the over-chumminess of the Dinner is not the exception, it's now the rule.

Could We Stop 'Signature' Drone Strikes in Yemen and Pakistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home
Robert Naiman

The U.S. government has been increasingly carrying out drone strikes in countries with which America is not at war, and killing people with drone strikes who have no dispute with the United States.

Drone Attacks: When War Machines Work, and When They Don't

Todd Brewster | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

New forms of weaponry give us a technical advantage that may be unbeatable on the battlefield, but even with such superiority the mission -- achieving a durable peace and a political result -- may remain elusive.

450 Bases and It's Not Over Yet

Nick Turse | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

Whether the construction at Kandahar is designed to free up facilities elsewhere for CIA drone operations across the border in Pakistan or is related only to missions within Afghanistan, it strongly suggests a ramping up of unmanned operations.

Offshore Everywhere

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

War has always been the most human and inhuman of activities. Now, it seems, its inhuman aspect is quite literally on the rise. With the U.S. military working to roboticize the future battlefield, the American way of war is destined to be imbued with Terminator-style terror.

CIA Drones Gone Wild?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The costs and benefits -- and the legality -- of the U.S. drone program remain unclear. It highlights the need for the Obama administration to lay out what exactly is its "secret" drone policy.

An Expanding War in Pakistan

Tom Hayden | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Tom Hayden

The drones do not make America safer. They inevitably provoke blowback. They are not a way of waging war cheaply. They require massive investments in client states and "nation-building" on the ground. They kill people, but no victories are won from the air.

The Assassination President?

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

If George W. Bush was the torture president, Barack Obama's pet human rights violation is extrajudicial killing.

Newsweek: Obama Objects To Expanded Predator Drone Strikes In Pakistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One person standing in the way of expanded missile strikes: President Obama. Five administration officials tell NEWSWEEK that the president has sided ...