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Pakistan Drone Attacks

Visitors and Hosts in Pakistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

During my visit here in Pakistan, I've been shown profound respect and hospitality, although I've come here from the land of an enemy, whose bombs are now part of their sky.

Pakistan Drone Attacks Guided By Planted 'Chips'

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It sounds like a tinfoil hat nightmare, come to life: tiny electronic homing beacons, guiding CIA killer drones to their targets. But local residents ...

CIA Chief Panetta on Israel and Iran, Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Congress, and Torture

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Earlier this week, the surprising new director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, took a lunch break to talk with the Pacific Council on International Policy.

AfPak: Congress Clears Its Throat

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Recent U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan may have killed civilians on a scale unprecedented in Afghanistan since 2001. It's long past time for Congress to speak up.

US Pakistan Policy: Drone Attacks Being Reconsidered

Telegraph | Alex Spillius in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is considering suspending drone attacks against al-Qaeda and Taliban militants inside Pakistan because it fears they are unde...

Striking the Right Balance: The Utility of Drone Attacks in AfPak

Sam Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Black

Finding a way to conduct effective tactical counter-terrorism operations without compromising counterinsurgency in Pakistan or Afghanistan should be a U.S. priority.


Huffington Post Contributor | Farrukh Rehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

by Farrukh Rehan Every morning I roll out of bed and scan the papers on the net. Today, like most days, I find something distressing about Pakistan. ...

Taliban Use Human Shields Against Drone Attacks: Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Taliban commanders along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, death often arrives without warning from the skies, on missiles fired by U.S. Predator a...

Pakistan: US Drone Attacks Weaken Government's Hold

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Apr 15 (IPS) - The U.S. programme of drone aircraft strikes against higher-ranking officials of al Qaeda and allied militant organisati...

Pakistani Taliban Move Into New Areas Amid Continued US Drone Attacks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani Taliban have moved into a new area in Pakistan, clashing with villagers and police in a mountain valley about 100 km (60 miles) from the cap...

Obama Continuing 'Robot War' In Pakistan

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Washington and Islamabad are "drawing up a fresh list of terrorist targets for Predator drone strikes" in Pakistan, according to the Wall Street Journ...

Suspected US Drone Attack Kills 6 In Pakistan

Dawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WANA: Six foreign militants were killed in a suspected US drone strike in South Waziristan, television reports quoted sources as saying on Wednesday....

Pentagon Exploring Robot Killers That Can Fire By Themselves

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The unmanned bombers that frequently cause unintended civilian casualties in Pakistan are a step toward an even more lethal generation of robotic hunt...

Pakistani Casualties In U.S. Drone Strike Rises

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The number killed in a suspected US missile strike in northwest Pakistan rose to 24 on Friday, most of them Taliban militants, according to local offi...

Pakistan Lends Support For US Military Strikes | MATTHEW ROSENBERG in Islamabad, and SIOBHAN GORMAN and JAY SOLOMON in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's leaders have publicly denounced U.S. missile strikes as an attack on the country's sovereignty, but privately Pakistani military and intell...

Feinstein Reveals Intel That May Embarrass Pakistan

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an air base in that country, a revelatio...