It is impossible to hear a story like Faisal's without concluding that the use of drones in targeted killing, far from making America safer, simply makes it much harder for us to win this "war."
Faisal bin Ali Gaber had little occasion to think of the West until last August, when missiles from an American drone struck his hometown of Khashamir and killed two of his relatives.
Within view of the U.S. Capitol and just a little more than a mile from the White House, hundreds of of anti-drone proliferation activists, academics, lawyers and concerned citizens from all over the world gathered this weekend for the second annual drone summit.
Nearly 400 people from many countries came together to gather information, protest, and develop strategies to end targeted killing by combat drones. I found the most compelling presentations to be first-hand accounts by those victimized by U.S. drone attacks, and a former military intelligence analyst who helped choose targets for drone strikes.
By Omar Farah, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights Like my client Fahd Ghazy, 90 out of the 164 men still at Guantánamo are from...
The reality is that when it comes to the science of flying death robots, the United States is the world leader. Our drone systems may not be 100 percent perfect, but they rarely fail. When it comes to killing people remotely from the air, nobody does it better. Technologically, that is. Morally, it's a different story.
Two of the attacks killed civilians indiscriminately in clear violation of the laws of war; the others may have targeted people who were not legitimate military objectives or caused disproportionate civilian deaths.
The violent clashes that erupted last month between Sunni Islamists and Shi'ite rebels in Yemen's Amran province were partly a reaction to U.S. President Obama's declaration of his intention to launch a military strike against Syria.
More than your story or Jeremy's story, Dirty Wars is the story of thousands of nameless and voiceless men, women and children.
I have been cursed at a Chinese border. In Dubai, my passport was studied by three veiled women for over an hour and my suitcase completely dismembered. In the Philippines I had to bribe someone in order to get my visa extended for a few days. But never, ever, will I return to the United States of America.
Child marriage makes headlines when a young girl dies after her wedding night. Yet we rarely hear the stories of thousands of other girls who marry as children and live to suffer the consequences.
Women have been working to stop these crimes against girls for years. But until men stop providing the client base for child porn and child sex tourism and child brides, nothing will change. And millions more girls will be lost forever.
She's a ball of fire, constantly moving, talking, acting, fighting for journalists' rights, documenting events on tough assignments, traveling, traini...
As the administration calls attention to the terrible killing of children in Syria, I call upon them to acknowledge the killing of children by U.S. drones, and to immediately halt our drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan.
We all want justice for the 9/11 attacks and we all want security from attacks by armed groups. But there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Indefinite detention and drone strikes outside the bounds of international human rights law are the wrong way.
A cynic might say: What's the point of asking President Obama for clemency, when he's in charge of the system that put Manning in prison? President Obama is indeed in charge of the system that put Manning in prison. That's why he's the correct address for the appeal for clemency.