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Don't Move

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Kathy Kelly

July 7, 2016 Two major news stories here in the U.S., both chilling, point out how readily U.S. authorities will murder people based on race and the ...

Skulking Away From a Failed War

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The official "end" to the Afghan war, while it doesn't mean the end of combat operations, does offer us a moment of disturbing reflection on what has been accomplished these last 13 years, during the first of our wars allegedly to eradicate, but in fact to promote, terror.

Drone Summit Demands End to Strikes, Surveillance

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Medina

Within view of the U.S. Capitol and just a little more than a mile from the White House, hundreds of of anti-drone proliferation activists, academics, lawyers and concerned citizens from all over the world gathered this weekend for the second annual drone summit.

The Choice of Brennan Offers Rare Glimpse Into America's Clandestine War Abroad

Daniel Medina | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Daniel Medina

Obama, who campaigned in 2008 on an anti-war platform pledging to lead America on a different course abroad, is arguably not the same president he was four years ago.

Home Drone: Art at the Border of America and the Muslim World (PHOTOS)

Heather Layton | Posted 03.27.2013 | College
Heather Layton

2013-03-27-home_layton.jpgWhat would drone strikes look like if we were the targets rather than unknown people in a place too distant to imagine?

The (Very) Few Proud and Brave

Michael Brenner | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
Michael Brenner

America's moral leadership is gone; we have subverted our own liberties -- we have panicked in an unmanly manner. Taken together, these failures and transgressions are a heavy load on the collective national psyche. We are now a people whose timidity in acknowledging their failings is fear by another name.

Desmond Tutu Not A Big Fan Of Drones

Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Ryan J. Reilly

WASHINGTON -- Cape Town Archbishop Emeritis Desmond Tutu is "deeply disturbed" that a possible judicial review process of President Barack Obama's ta...

Courting Injustice: The 'Kill List' Proposal

Michael Brenner | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The constant that underlines discussion of extraordinary -- and unconstitutional -- methods to secure the United States against terrorist attack is the premise that a grave menace lurks out there. Yet there is no evidence that such is the case.

Learning From America's History of Assassinations

Gary Hart | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

Expediency is never a justification for unconstitutional and immoral actions. It has proved incredibly easy to assassinate someone (and his family) half a world away. And that is what makes this new style of warfare so attractive... and so dangerous.

Rules for Drones

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Simply because it is technically possible does not make it a good idea, or a legal one. What legal principles should govern the use of drones to kill people?

The Barack Obama Story (Updated)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Dear President Obama, Don't these "accomplishments" of yours sometimes amaze you? Don't you ever wake up in the middle of the night wondering just who you are?

How Presidential War Came Out of the Shadows -- and We Went Into Them

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the last decade a high-tech, privatized, covert version of war has become presidential property, fought at the White House's behest by robots, warrior corporations, and two presidentially controlled "private" forces.

Joshua Hersh

Obama's Second Term Will Bring New Challenges Over Drone Strikes | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll numbers of President Barack Obama's reelection the n...

Details Emerge On Obama Administration's Counterterrorism Blueprint

Washington Post | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting li...

Obama Finally Talks Drone War, But It’s Almost Impossible to Believe Him | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

President Obama doesn't like to talk about how he uses drones to kill suspected militants -- including American citizens. Explanations about who gets ...

WATCH: Local Reporter Grills Obama About 'Kill List'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

A local Ohio reporter grilled President Obama forcefully about his controversial so-called "kill list" on Tuesday. Obama has been making an aggress...

Violence Begets Violence: Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
John W. Whitehead

Yet even with the 24-hour coverage, we have more questions than answers, and speculation is rife. And the biggest question of all looms large: Who or what is to blame?

Joshua Hersh

Family Members Of Dead Americans Sue CIA, Pentagon Over Targeted Killings | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Two leading U.S. civil liberties organizations have filed a lawsuit against David Petraeus, Leon Panetta and other senior CIA and milita...

Killer Drone Attacks Illegal, Counter-Productive

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Marjorie Cohn

It is the product of a powerful military industrial complex in the United States which sees the use of force as the first step to resolving disputes rather than a last resort, notwithstanding the strictures of the UN Charter.

Andrea Stone

Intel Director Seeks Leaks With Lie Detector Test | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

The nation's top intelligence official, acting in the wake of a series of revelations about secret national security programs, announced Monday the st...

Do Liberals Support Obama's Kill List?

Ari Melber | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Ari Melber

All the recent attention on Obama's "kill list" -- a set of targets that has included American citizens as young as 16 years old -- seemed like an opening for a new chapter in challenging the administration's security policies.

The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War

Nick Turse | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Nick Turse

One thing is certain: American war-making (along with its spies and its diplomats) is heading ever deeper into "the shadows." Expect yet more clandestine operations in ever more places with, of course, ever more potential for blowback in the years ahead.

WATCH: Stewart Loses It Over News Leaks

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy

In recent weeks, it's come to the media's attention that the number of civilian deaths from drone strikes during the Obama administration is in the si...

Realists Play Video Games

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Obama the realist is pursuing a policy that isn't working, even in its own terms, but the powers that be, including the media, don't seem to notice.

Michael Calderone

White House: McCain's Suggestion That It Leaked For Political Gain Is 'Irresponsible' | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration disputed claims Wednesday from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others that it had revealed national security secre...