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Who Then Shall Mourn Our Drones?

Michael Vlahos | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Michael Vlahos

Years' hence our robots and our new "volunteers," may become our nation's representative in battle. So years' hence, when we come around to future Veterans Days, will we commemorate those American robots whose heroic termination was made for us?

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.

U.S. Drone Killed American Troops After String Of Missteps | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

Though no dereliction of duty was found, a Pentagon investigation raised troubling questions: Among them: Was the Predator missile fired too quickly?...

Ruinous Victories

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Politicians are chronically myopic and generally ill-educated. Whenever they claim victory abroad, skepticism is justified. The latest case of Libya is no different.

Obama, the Ground-Breaking President?

Anthony Gregory | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Why should the killing of Al-Awlaki not be a universal outrage? What greater tyranny could there be than a president's power to order a citizen executed without consulting Congress or the courts?

Reading the Pictures: al-Awlaki: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Michael Shaw | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw


In Wake of Al-Awlaki's Death, U.S. Needs to Come Clean on Targeted Killings

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Was the killing of Awlaki lawful? For that matter, is the growing U.S. practice of targeting individuals around the world with remote-controlled drones or secret Special Operations raids a legal way to fight terrorism?

Ryan Grim

American Al-Awlaki Killed Abroad Without Trial | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

WASHINGTON - The United States government killed an American citizen in Yemen on Friday in hostile action, despite not having declared war on the coun...

U.S., Mexico Share Responsibility In Drug War, General Says

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.26.2011 | Denver

By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The U.S. shares responsibility with Mexico for confronting the danger posed by i...

U.S. Reportedly Considering Big Shift In Military Strategy

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 11.11.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Turkey are discussing how to continue cooperation against terrorist targets in northern Iraq after U.S. forces leave Iraq i...

Drones Direct Hit Upon Rule Of Law

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The Obama Administration continues to use unmanned drones as a tool of war -- a tool that according to the New York Times, the Administration claims has killed 600 militants in Pakistan and no civilians since May 2010. But the math doesn't add up.

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.

The Case for Drones

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
Raza Habib Raja

More than 35,000 people in Pakistan have died due to religious terrorism and yet our media and urban middle class is more worried about drones which aim at perpetrators of those horrendous crimes.

Microdrones, Some As Small As Bugs, Are Poised To Alter War

New York Times | Elisabeth Bumiller And Thom Shanker | Posted 08.20.2011 | World

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Two miles from the cow pasture where the Wright Brothers learned to fly the first airplanes, military researc...

McCain Dethrones the Rule of Law

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

John McCain's latest war gospel hangs an alarming tale. The rule of law has been dethroned and the president has been endowed with absolute power as the American Empire has eclipsed the American Republic.

CIA Flew Stealth Drones Into Pakistan To Monitor Bin Laden House

The Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

The CIA employed sophisticated new stealth drone aircraft to fly dozens of secret missions deep into Pakistani airspace and monitor the compound where...

WATCH: Adam Carolla Gives 'One Man's Opinion' On Terry Jones

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 06.21.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

I know you're all pissed off about Terry Jones, the pastor that burned the Koran. You say 'He's so out of line, so insensitive.' Yes, he's a nut job, there's a nut job on every corner. But how about we start judging a religion that decides to kill people when you burn their text?

The Drone-ification of America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The U.S. has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. Now the drones, remote-controlled aircrafts that have been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, are coming home to domestic airspace.

U.S. Missiles Kill Multiple People In Pakistan Tribal Region

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — U.S. missiles killed 25 people in an al-Qaida and Taliban sanctuary close to the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani officials said, ...

How U.S. Intelligence Failures Led To Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.10.2011 | World

At 6:22 a.m., the drone pilot radioed an update: "All ... are finishing up praying and rallying up near all three vehicles at this time." The camera ...

Wanted: More Light, Less Heat About Drone Attacks

Gabor Rona | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabor Rona

The use of drones to deliver deadly force is not necessarily a violation of law. In war, killing is permitted, but subject to certain limitations. The U.S should make public the criteria it uses to determine that a drone strike is lawful.

Wanted: More light, less heat about drone attacks

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

By Gabor Rona International Legal Director Drone strikes conducted by the United States in Pakistan are an increasingly hot flash point in relations ...

Taking the War Out of Air War: What U.S. Air Power Actually Does

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. air power is a form of warfare which guarantees the American side quite literal, godlike invulnerability. Can it be war if one side is never in danger?

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...

U.S. Collecting Information About Americans To Strengthen FBI Investigations

The Washington Post | Dana Priest and William M. Arkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Am...