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US Drone Strikes

Pakistani Drone Strike Victims Accuse U.S. Of Double Standard

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — People in Pakistan who live under the threat of U.S. drone strikes see a double standard at work in Washington. Last week, Preside...

U.S. Drone Goes Down Over Syria, Regime Claims Responsibility

AP | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media said the country's air defenses shot down a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft Tuesday in a northwestern provinc...

Ali Watkins

Two Years Later, White House Still Hitting Roadblocks In Effort To Move Drone Program Out Of CIA Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a May 2013 speech at the National Defense University, President Barack Obama offered a rare glimpse into upcoming changes to one of t...

Selling Drones - Let the Good Times Begin

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The Bush and Obama administrations pioneered the crossing of sovereign borders without permission for an ongoing killing process not defined as war and which has regularly taken out ordinary civilians, including significant numbers of children.

Al Qaeda In Yemen Says Senior Member Killed By U.S. Airstrike

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Yemeni arm of al Qaeda said on Thursday that one of its leading members had been killed by a U.S. air strike while trav...

Officials: U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 5 Taliban Militants

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 12.20.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, t...

REPORT: 'Precision' U.S. Drone Strikes Targeted 41, But Killed 1,147

The Guardian | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

New analysis of data conducted by human rights group Reprieve shared with the Guardian, raises questions about accuracy of intelligence guiding ‘pre...

Report: Senior Al Qaeda Official Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

SANAA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A senior al Qaeda official wanted by the United States and a local leader of the militant group's affiliate...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Senior Uzbek Commander In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five militants in Pakistan's tribal north-west on Sunday includin...

White House Admits Standards To Prevent Civilian Deaths Don't Apply To ISIS Airstrikes

Yahoo News | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone...

US Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 11

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan...

Officials: U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 6

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Two Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone strike has killed six militants in a northwest...

Yemen Security: U.S. Drone Strike Kills Qaida Leader

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.14.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone in Yemen's south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants Saturday, killing all five passengers, Yemeni...

U.S. Seeks Redactions In Drone Strike Memo Ruling

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government, citing possible "exceptionally grave harm to national security," told a federal appeals court it wants to give ...

Al Qaeda Says 'Spies' Executed For Aiding U.S. Drone Strikes In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

DUBAI, June 2 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said it had executed four men accused of planting electronic chips in vehicles to...

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

Rolling Stone | Vivian Salama | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of the...

Reports: US Drone Strike Kills Two Al Qaeda Suspects In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

ADEN, Yemen, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Two suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in the southeastern province of Hadramout on Wedn...

Yemen Wants Its Own Drones

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Yemen has asked the United States to supply it with drones, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour ...

Another Day, Another Drone Strike In Yemen

AP | AHMED EL-HAJ | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two alleged al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen on Saturday, military officials said, makin...

American In Yemen: More Scared Of U.S Drones Than Al Qaeda

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

Amid the State Department's orders to evacuate government personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, Hakim Almasmari -- an American journalist and edit...

U.S. Drone Kills 3 Alleged Al Qaeda Members In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed three alleged al-Qaida members in the country's volatile south. The o...

U.S. Limits Drone Strikes In Pakistan Amid Criticism

AP | KATHY GANNON and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.25.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The United States has drastically scaled back the number of drone attacks against militants in Pakistan and limited strikes to high-value...

Leaked Pakistani Document Exposes Civilian, Child Casaulties Of Drone War

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

London's Bureau of Investigative Journalism released a leaked Pakistani report on Monday that details numerous civilian casualties by drone strikes in...

Obama Drone War 'Kill Chain' Brings War's Toll Home To U.S.

David Wood | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
David Wood

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- In the secretive U.S. war of armed drones, the kill chain runs through a highly classified, windowless brick building h...

Lawyer: U.S. Using Drone Strikes To Avoid Sending Prisoners To Gitmo

The Guardian | Dan Roberts | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

The lawyer who first drew up White House policy on lethal drone strikes has accused the Obama administration of overusing them because of its reluctan...