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US Drone Strikes

Regional ISIS Leader Killed By U.S. Drone Strike: Pentagon

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.13.2016 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike on July...

U.S. Drone Strikes And Dead Leaders Haven't Stopped Al Shabab

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

The controversial U.S. drone strike program in the Middle East aims to pinpoint and kill terrorist leaders, but new documents indicate that a staggeri...

Afghan Spy Agency Names Another ISIS Commander Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

KABUL, July 9 (Reuters) - The Afghan intelligence agency on Thursday said a third top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. dron...

Ali Watkins

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

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, Ansar al-Shari...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Reporter Stings White House With Question On Civilian Casualties Of U.S. Bombings

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

White House press secretary Jay Carney had his evasive maneuvers tested on Wednesday when a reporter at a daily briefing pressed him over whether the ...

Poll: Americans Draw A Clear Line On Drone Strikes

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans support drone attacks on suspected terrorists abroad, but disapprove of the use of drones in other situations, according to a ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Drone Strike To Kill U.S. Citizen On American Soil Legal, Hypothetically | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration believes it could technically use military force to kill an American on U.S. soil in an "extraordinary circumst...

Did Senator Reveal Drone Death Toll?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

A US senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in bombing raids conducted under America's secretive drone...

CARTOON: What's The Real Reason For Drone Strikes?

Posted 02.07.2013 | Black Voices

The country's use of drone strikes has become a hot topic this week. After facing increased pressure from members of Congress, President Obama directe...

Kerry, Drones and Cultural Diplomacy

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 04.01.2013 | World
Pierre Guerlain

Cultural diplomacy or public diplomacy cannot be effective when coupled with acts of war. This is a lesson which major powers keep learning and also keep forgetting. Public diplomacy could not succeed in Iraq as long as military force was used.