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US Drone Attacks

Domestic Surveillance: Spy vs. Spy, American vs. American

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Spy technology continues to become ever more sophisticated-and deadly too. That's sparked a major debate about how domestic spying should be limited to ensure constitutional safeguards of US citizens.

David Wood

Pakistan Ambassador: U.S. Armed Drone Strikes Are 'Red Line'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Smarting under the U.S. drone attacks it calls a violation of its sovereignty and international law, Pakistan has threatened to withhold...

U.N. Investigator Decries U.S. Killer Drones

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 19 (Reuters) - A U.N. investigator has called on the Obama administration to justify its policy of assassinating rather than capturing ...

Remotely Piloted War

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Think about it: What does a drone do? Like a modern car factory, it replaces a pilot, a skilled job that takes significant training, with robotics and a degraded version of the same job outsourced elsewhere.

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 ...

The Road From Abbottabad Leads to Lame Analysis

C. Christine Fair | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
C. Christine Fair

Navigating this strained relationship under the pressures of reality is hard enough. However, accounts like that of Hitchens and others here and in Pakistan, dims the prospects for salvaging a relationship that is extremely important for the United States.

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?

Obama's Escalating Robot War in Pakistan Is Making a Terror Attack More Likely

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

This robot slaughter drags us into a terrible feedback loop, where the US launches more drone attacks to deal with jihadism, which makes jihadism worse, which prompts more drone attacks, which makes jihadism worse -- and on and on.

US Drone Attacks In Pakistan Have More Than Tripled Under Obama

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Missile attacks by US drones in Pakistan's tribal areas have more than trebled under the Obama administration, research by the BBC Urdu service shows...

More Deaths In Pakistan Drone Attacks

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 10 people have been killed after a suspected US drone fired missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan region, Pakistani intelligence has said...

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...

Suspected US Drone Attack Kills 40 At A Funeral In Pakistan

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A suspected US drone attack on a stronghold of a Pakistani Taliban leader has killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more in northwest Pakistan,...