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Cia Drones

White House Weighs Drone Strike On American Terror Suspect

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and t...

Ryan J. Reilly

CIA Won't Even Say How Many Documents It Has About Drones

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The CIA admitted late Friday it has a number of documents about drones, but told a federal court that disclosing even the number of docu...

Our Frightened Children Demand Peace From Us, Which We Can't Give Them

Robert Greenwald | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

As I listened to the stories of the survivors and victims, it became strikingly apparent that the CIA simply had no idea whom they were targeting. These strikes may be technically accurate, but the intelligence on which they are based is damningly flawed.

Pentagon To Take Over Some CIA Drone Operations, Sources Say

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

* Pentagon control could open program to more congressional oversight * Strikes in Yemen to be run by armed forces * CI...

Origins Of Not-So-Secret Drone War Examined

New York Times | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Nek Muhammad knew he was being followed....

Ryan J. Reilly

Rep. Mike Rogers Cautions Against Nixing CIA's Drones Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, voiced concerns on Sunday about the government's reported plan...

Ryan J. Reilly

Small ACLU Team Fights Drone Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration, in the face of harsh criticism from members of Congress, has recently promised more transparency surrounding the...

Court Rejects CIA's Alice-in-Wonderland Defense of Drone Secrecy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

A federal appeals court rebuffed the Obama administration's drone policy on Friday, ruling that the CIA stretched its considerable secrecy powers "too far." The stinging decision may be the biggest news in the war on terror that you've never heard about.

Ryan J. Reilly

Court Finds It Not 'Plausible' That CIA Has No Role In Drone Strikes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision that dismissed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the CIA, rulin...

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ: John Brennan Didn't Officially Disclose CIA Drones Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, didn't officially acknowledge the CIA'...

Amanda Terkel

John McCain: Pentagon, Not CIA, Should Run Drone Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants to move the federal government's armed drone program to the Pentagon, arguing that the CIA should not b...

David Wood

Armed Terrorist Drones Could Target President, Says Ex-U.S. Intelligence Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the technology for arming drones spreads around the world, terrorists could use the unmanned, missile-firing aircraft to attack and k...

David Wood

The Road Forward: Expanding Drone War Sparks Questions In New Obama Term

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Without warning in the dead of night of Jan. 3, on a dirt road in a remote region of Pakistan, two missiles slammed into a double-cab pi...

How the Government Talks About a Drone Program it Won't Acknowledge Exists

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

Related Interactive: Stacking Up the Adminstration's Drone ClaimsDrones have become the go-to weapon of the U.S.'s counter-terrorism strategy, wit...

Drone Strike May Have Killed Major Target

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

By Michael Georgy ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A CIA drone strike in Pakistan may have killed the operational commander of ...

Praying at the Church of St. Drone

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Be assured of one thing: whichever candidate you choose at the polls in November, you aren't just electing a president of the United States; you are also electing an assassin-in-chief.

America as a Shining Drone Upon a Hill

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

We have, in short, established a remarkably expansive set of drone-war rules for the global future. Naturally, we trust ourselves with such rules, but there is a fly in the ointment, even as the droniacs see it.

Could We Stop 'Signature' Drone Strikes in Yemen and Pakistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

The U.S. government has been increasingly carrying out drone strikes in countries with which America is not at war, and killing people with drone strikes who have no dispute with the United States.

Drone Attacks: When War Machines Work, and When They Don't

Todd Brewster | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

New forms of weaponry give us a technical advantage that may be unbeatable on the battlefield, but even with such superiority the mission -- achieving a durable peace and a political result -- may remain elusive.

Offshore Everywhere

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

War has always been the most human and inhuman of activities. Now, it seems, its inhuman aspect is quite literally on the rise. With the U.S. military working to roboticize the future battlefield, the American way of war is destined to be imbued with Terminator-style terror.

U.S. Reportedly Launches First Drone In Pakistan In 6 Weeks

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

BANNU, Pakistan -- An American drone strike killed four Islamist militants in Pakistan, the first such attack since errant U.S airstrikes in November ...

The CIA's Unaccountable Drone War Claims Another 16-year-old Casualty

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Pratap Chatterjee

Last Friday, I met a boy, just before he was assassinated by the CIA.

CIA Drones Gone Wild?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The costs and benefits -- and the legality -- of the U.S. drone program remain unclear. It highlights the need for the Obama administration to lay out what exactly is its "secret" drone policy.

Suspected U.S. Drone Kills Powerful Pakistani Commander

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Two American drone strikes hours apart destroyed a hideout in Taliban strongholds in Pakistan's rugged tribal regio...

An Expanding War in Pakistan

Tom Hayden | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

The drones do not make America safer. They inevitably provoke blowback. They are not a way of waging war cheaply. They require massive investments in client states and "nation-building" on the ground. They kill people, but no victories are won from the air.