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Pakistan Drones

Pakistan Demands U.S. Vacate Suspected Drone Base

Posted 11.26.2011 | World

By SEBASTIAN ABBOT, The Associated Press ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani government has demanded the U.S. vacate an air base within 15 days that the CI...

Drones and the Democratization of Destruction

John Feffer | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
John Feffer

In June, Obama's top counterterrorism advisor John Brennan announced that drone strikes haven't resulted in any civilian casualties over the past year. The London-based Bureau of Investigative Reporting disagrees.

The CIA's Unaccountable Drone War Claims Another 16-year-old Casualty

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Pratap Chatterjee

Last Friday, I met a boy, just before he was assassinated by the CIA.

Suspected U.S. Drone Kills Two Haqqani Network Militants

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at a house in Pakistan's rugged tribal region Thursday, killing two insurgents fr...

An Expanding War in Pakistan

Tom Hayden | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
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.

Reports: Suspected U.S. Drone Kills 4 In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan before dawn Tuesday, killing four militants ...

U.S. To Give Pakistan 85 Drones

Posted 06.21.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States will provide Pakistan with 85 small "Raven" drone aircraft, a U.S. military official told Reuters, a key step...

Man Sues CIA For Drone Strike That Killed Son

The Guardian | Declan Walsh in Islamabad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Pakistani journalist whose relatives were killed in a US drone strike has started a legal push to charge America's top spy in Pakistan with murder. ...

U.S. Pushing Pakistan For Expanded Drone Operation Areas

Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD - The United States has renewed pressure on Pakistan to expand the areas where CIA drones can operate inside the country, reflecting concern...

A Flood of Drone Strikes: What the Wikileaks Revelations Tell Us About How Washington Runs Pakistan

Fatima Bhutto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fatima Bhutto

What will Pakistan's elite learn from WikiLeaks? Undoubtedly nothing. And if we're going by the White House's response so far, nor will Washington feel more constrained than it ever has running its informal global empire.

Record Level Of US Drone Attacks Hit Afghan Militants

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — Drone aircraft unleashed a missile attack in a lawless tribal region on the Afghan border Wednesday, keeping up the most int...

Drone Victims Speak

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Though victims acknowledged that drones often kill militants, they decried the strikes for the harm they cause to civilians and claimed that they are ineffective at combating militancy in the long-run.

CIA Steps Up Drone Attacks On Taliban In Pakistan

New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The C.I.A. has drastically increased its bombing campaign in the mountains of Pakistan in recent weeks, American officials said. The strikes are part...

Drones Over Pakistan -- Menace or Best Viable Option?

C. Christine Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
C. Christine Fair

American analysts would do well to appreciate the developing nuances in the drone debate in Pakistan before seeking to undermine the best program that the U.S. and Pakistan have in their mutual war on terror.

Dan Froomkin

Drone Wars, Without Any Rules | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA's extensive use of unmanned drones to kill alleged terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere is arguably against international law and raises the p...

Drone Pilots Wage War From American Soil

Spiegel International | Marc Pitzke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Drone pilots sit in air-conditioned rooms far away from the anti-terror wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They guide their weapons systems with joysticks ...

Pakistan Criticizes Secrecy Of US Drone Strikes

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Criticism is mounting over Washington's refusal to say anything about missile strikes against Taliban and al-Qaida fighters in Pakis...

US To Provide Spy Drones To Pakistan

New York Times | Elisabeth Bumiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States will provide a dozen unarmed aerial spy drones to Pakistan for the first time as part of an effort to encourage Pakistan's cooperati...

War of the Worlds: London, 1898; Kabul, 2009

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The US may now be represented in the Afghan countryside, mainly by Predators and their even more powerful cousins, Reapers, unmanned aerial vehicles with names straight out of a sci-fi film about implacable aliens.

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

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

US Steps Up Drone Missile Attacks In Pakistan

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The United States has unleashed an unprecedented number of missile attacks by unmanned drones in northwest Pakistan over the last tw...

C.I.A. Expanding Drone Attacks Inside Pakistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering widening missile strikes on al-Qaida and the Taliban inside Pakistan and is planning to bol...

Suspected US Drones Kill 12 In Pakistan: Officials

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Suspected U.S. drone missile strikes killed 13 people in Pakistan's volatile northwest Wednesday, the latest of five such attacks in...

U.S. Missile Kills 4 In Pakistan; 18 Die In Stampede

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — A missile fired from a suspected unmanned U.S. drone slammed into a car in a Pakistani tribal region close to the Afghan bor...

Israeli Drones Killed Gaza Civilians: HRW

AP | JOSEPH MARKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Human Rights Watch charged Tuesday that Israeli pilots failed to verify targets of drone aircraft at least six times during the Gaza...