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Warren Weinstein and the Truth About the Drone Wars

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

The accidental killing of Warren Weinstein is nothing short of a painful, but unfortunately unavoidable, consequence of the drone wars.

U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 5 Pakistani Taliban

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

A US drone fired two missiles into a Taliban base in Pakistan on Wednesday, destroying the compound and killing at least five militants, local officia...

Drones: What's the Fuss About?

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Unquestionably, there have been a number of innocent people killed in drone attacks, either by proximity and/or mistake. But what is this in comparison to the land invasions and mass aerial bombings of the pre-drone era?

Citizen Diplomacy in Pakistan's Tribal Areas: "You Are Welcome!"

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

For the last week in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, and then in the nation's tribal areas, our delegation that came to Pakistan to protest U.S. drones has been showered with tremendous hospitality, warmth and friendship.

Drone Attacks Kill 16 In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Missile-firing U.S. drone aircraft killed at least 16 people on Friday in an attack in northwest Paki...

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

Drones Use Smaller Bombs But Still Raise Big Concerns for Civilians

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Efforts to minimize civilian casualties by any warring party are welcome. But we must not make the mistake of thinking technology is a substitute for transparency and accountability.

Working Backwards: A New Strategy to Hunt Osama bin Laden

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Osama bin Laden is either dead or alive, and I'm proposing a strategy to both remove him from the world stage while hunting him down in the process. The tactic is simple: declare his demise.

Invitation to a Beheading: South Waziristan Park on Steroids

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

If we blinker our focus to cartoons on cable we will pose no obstacle to the endless anonymous, slow execution of Islam at the hands of a thousand unrecorded decapitations.

I Want to Live with My Family

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Many Pakistanis, including some Pakistani military officials, feel astounded by the U.S. government suggestion that Pakistan should do more to dislodge militants from strongholds in FATA and in other parts of Pakistan.

Environmental Cost of the Taliban Insurgency

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Saad Khan

While Afghanistan has seen an environmental catastrophe ever since the October 2001 invasion, Pakistani tribal areas have become a hell zone for the flora and fauna only just recently.

Washington Post: 9,000 Troops Will Deploy To Afghanistan Soon After Obama's Speech

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Days after President Obama outlines his new war strategy in a speech Tuesday, as many as 9,000 Marines will begin deploying to southern Afgha...

View from Pakistan: Today's Blast

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Pakistani children may be enjoying the break, but most of them know exactly why they can't go to school. I sit stiff as one boy looks up from his video game to tell me the school buses might not be safe right now.

An Open Letter to President Obama About Afghanistan From William R. Polk

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I was an early supporter of yours. So I hope you will accept the following analysis and proposals as being from a friend as well as a person with cons...

Pakistan: Refugee Crisis Looms As Military Battles Insurgents

wsj.com | By ZAHID HUSSAIN in ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, and REHMAT MEHSUD in PESHAWAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands of refugees fled fighting between Pakistani soldiers and Taliban militants in South Waziristan Tuesday, raising fears of a humanitarian cris...

US Seeks Up To 7,000 More NATO Troops For Afghan War

Wall Street Journal | PETER SPIEGEL and STEPHEN FIDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. and European estimates of the new troops they may get from NATO allies vary from 3,000 to 7,000. Those would complement the additional U.S. force...

Was Hillary's Image-Boosting Exercise in Pakistan a Success?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

If the United States wants to win some hearts in Pakistan, its aid should go to organizations directly working for public health and education. It's time to engage with the common Pakistani.

Pakistani Army Fighting The Taliban (VIDEO): Amazing Footage From New PBS Documentary

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"NOW on PBS" has obtained some amazing footage of the Pakistani army taking the fight to the Taliban in Waziristan as part of its look at the U.S.'s e...

Pakistan's Half-hearted Military Offensives Aren't Enough

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The Pakistani military has launched an offensive against the Taliban in the South Waziristan region, but it isn't working. To effectively fend off the militants, a much stronger effort is needed.

Pakistani army offensive faces huge obstacles in Waziristan

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the offensive in South Waziristan, Pakistan, ...

Pakistan's Success Against Taliban May Influence Obama's Afghan Troop Decision

New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Success in this region, in the remote mountains near the Afghan border, could have a direct bearing on how many more American troops are ultimately se...

The Rotten Fruits of War

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Whether it is in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, or even in the U.S., war takes it heaviest toll on the poorest. It is a profound mistake to believe that military force is a solid foundation for peace.

Pakistan: US Missile Kills 10

The New York Times | PIR ZUBAIR SHAH and SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An American missile hit the Mehsud tribal region of South Waziristan on Tuesday, claiming at least 10 lives in the same area wh...

Drone Attacks: Bombs in The Air Versus Boots on The Ground

Kalsoom Lakhani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kalsoom Lakhani

If the strategic costs outweigh the tactical benefits of using drones, why does the US continue to champion such a policy? The answer seems to be: because it is their best worst option.

Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 12 In Pakistan

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 12 people have been killed in a suspected US missile strike on a training camp run by Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader, in Sout...