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Pakistan Drone Attacks

Collateral Damage: Apologies and Compensation

Mark Siegel | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Mark Siegel

If the US truly desires the positive bilateral relationship with the government and people of Pakistan to which it so often alludes, it must begin to treat the victims of its policies in the region with greater fairness, dignity and respect.

The Mass Torture of Obama's Drone Strikes

Ayobami Olugbemiga | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Ayobami Olugbemiga

Leon Trotsky once said: "you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." Unfortunately, that is true for the two innocent hostages -- one American, one Italian -- that were killed accidentally in a January 2015 CIA drone strike near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Laura Barron-Lopez

House Democrat Calls For Creation Of ‘Hostage Czar' After Drone Strike | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) said Sunday that the administration should name a "hostage czar" amid revelations that a U.S. drone strike kil...

Ali Watkins

CIA Killing Of Al-Qaeda Hostages Boosts Critics Of Drone Strikes | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday’s news of a botched CIA drone operation in January that killed two Western al-Qaeda hostages is threatening to reignite debat...

Pakistan Displays Locally Made Armed Drone

AP | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has demonstrated its first locally manufactured armed drone aircraft. The drone was introduced to the public Monday as pa...

Ali Watkins

Two Years Later, White House Still Hitting Roadblocks In Effort To Move Drone Program Out Of CIA Control | Ali Watkins | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a May 2013 speech at the National Defense University, President Barack Obama offered a rare glimpse into upcoming changes to one of t...

One Group's Struggle To Record The Deaths From U.S. Drone Strikes In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we talked to Jack Serle about the Uni...

Matt Sledge

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

A Giant Portrait Of A Pakistani Child Is Putting A Face To U.S. Drone Strikes

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

By giving a face to the victims of drone strikes abroad, a powerful new art project is forcing U.S. drone pilots and policy makers to ponder the deadl...

Drone Killing the Fifth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

It's still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process. The key phrase was indeed that "due process."

Obama Is Right: Close Guantanamo -- It's Anti-American

Michael Shammas | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While some Republicans are wont to decry anti-Guantanamo liberals as "anti-American," the only anti-American thing in this debate is Guantanamo itself. For it goes against everything our nation professes to respect and love.

Drone Attacks Lead Pakistani Activists To Accuse Outed 'U.S. Spy' Of Murder

AP | LARA JAKES and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Rising anger over deadly drone attacks spurred a Pakistani political party Wednesday to reveal the secret identity of what it said ...

Rare Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills 5 In Pakistan

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike in northwest Pakistan outside the country's remote tribal regio...

Behind the Scenes: Pakistani Drone Strike Survivors in New York

Fatima Bhojani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Fatima Bhojani

Despite the tragedy they have gone through, the Rehmans are like any other family I've met. In the few days I spent with the family while they were in New York, I got to know them really well.

Has It Become Too Easy to Kill?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

In September, on national TV, I said that "I am very disturbed by this idea that whenever we see something bad in the world, we should bomb it." Last week I felt even more disturbed, when I met some of the victims of that brutal idea.

Pakistan Divided Over Slain Taliban Chief's Legacy

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Regardless of Pakistan's outcry, Washington's drone campaign has proved extremely precise and productive in ousting key Al-Qaeda leadership, dismantling the terrorist organization's command and structure in elusive tribal regions of Pakistan.

Matt Sledge

Drone Victims' Visit To Congress Spurs Calls For Greater Transparency | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three victims of a drone strike in Pakistan spoke Tuesday at a Congressional briefing to call for an explanation of why a grandmother wa...

Athar Mohiudin

Pakistani Community In U.S. Gives Insight Into Complexities Of U.S.-Pakistan Relationship | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Following Wednesday's visit from Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which he says he urged Obama to end the U.S. drone program in ...

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

Matt Sledge

Pakistani Lawyer For Drone Strike Victims Misses Drone Conference After Visa Troubles | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- There was no shortage of industry representatives scheduled for a conference on drones this weekend. But one man who isn't attending is Sh...

Bad Things Happened: The AfPak War at 12

Neta C. Crawford | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Neta C. Crawford

Yes, Bin Laden was killed. But so were approximately 145,000 other people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including 2,280 U.S. soldiers. And this is the tip of the iceberg -- many more have died or been injured because of the destruction of infrastructure and the mass dislocation that always accompany war.

Project To Name Pakistanis Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.24.2013 | World

A nonprofit organization launched a project on Monday that aims to identify people killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, reportedly in response to...

10 Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Medea Benjamin

If the U.S. wants help and sympathy in rooting out would-be attackers, it has to show the world it will stop using extrajudicial assassinations and start adhering to international law.

The Burden of Identity: Why I Constantly Feel the Need to Defend Pakistan

Sarah Munir | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
Sarah Munir

And that is where the problem arises. When negative images of your country become part of a global popular culture, subconsciously guilt becomes a part of the national conscience.

Our Frightened Children Demand Peace From Us, Which We Can't Give Them

Robert Greenwald | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

As I listened to the stories of the survivors and victims, it became strikingly apparent that the CIA simply had no idea whom they were targeting. These strikes may be technically accurate, but the intelligence on which they are based is damningly flawed.