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Drone Strikes

Only 4 Percent Of Drone Victims In Pakistan Identified As Al Qaeda Members

The Bureau Of Investigative Journalism | Jack Serle | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

As the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan hits 400, research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism finds that fewer than 4% of the people kill...

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Warned Obama U.S. Drone Strikes Fuel Terrorism

McClatchy DC | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

The teenager who became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize Friday told President Barack Obama at a White House meeting last year that sh...

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

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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...

John Oliver On Drones: We've Made Blue Sky 'Completely Fucking Terrifying'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy

If Barack Obama is concerned about the legacy of his presidency, he might want to take a look at Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight." Early in...

Military Drone Operators Can Feel Emotional Strains Of War

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria ...

Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The answer lies in human psychology. And probably like the old observation about history, people who refuse to understand human psychology are doomed to be victims of psychological manipulation.

14 Reasons Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is the Best Pop Movie of the Year

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.

DOJ Memo Justifying Killing Of U.S. Citizen Revealed

VICE News | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

"This white paper sets forth the legal basis upon which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) could use lethal force in Yemen against a United States ...

Americans Are Not Totally Sure Which Countries We're Bombing

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

Recent turmoil in the Middle East has left Americans confused as to where exactly the U.S. is conducting airstrikes and drone strikes. A YouGov pol...

American Planes, Drones Conducted More Airstrikes In Iraq, U.S. Official Says

AP | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic S...

Civilian Victims Of U.S. Drone Strike In Yemen Reportedly Receive Over $1 Million

HuffPostLive | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

The families of victims who lost their lives in a U.S. drone strike that hit a convoy headed to a wedding party in Yemen last year have reportedly rec...

Obama's Irrelevant Air Strikes

William Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

After months of temporizing analysis, President Barack Obama re-engaged militarily in the fading colonial construct known as "Iraq." That he has done so in limited fashion is to be commended, though the air strikes he has ordered so far are mere pinpricks.

The U.S. Drone War You Don't Know About

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

It is no secret that the U.S. has resorted to using unmanned drones to bomb targets in countries like Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past year...

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

Aspen Security Forum Highlights: ISIS, US Drone Strikes, and Transparency

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Keosha Varela

The 2014 Aspen Security Forum brought together top military brass, intelligence officials, and ambassadors to discuss hot button issues in international affairs, and possible solutions for more peaceful relations between nations. Below are highlights from these conversations.

Dead Is Dead: Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Looking back on the violations of justice that characterized British rule in pre-Constitutional America, it is easy to see the Founders' intent in creating the Fifth Amendment. A government's ability to inflict harm on its people, whether by taking their lives, imprisoning them, or confiscating their property, was to be checked by due process.

Rethinking the Fourth of July

Bill Bigelow | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

The Fourth of July's yahoo of fireworks turns an immensely complicated time in U.S. history into a cartoon of miseducation. There is a lot that complicates the events surrounding the Fourth of July and the Revolutionary War.

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 ...

The VA Scandal Proves We Need Four More Years of Obama

Brian Joyce | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.

CIA Winds Down Drone Strike Program In Pakistan

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's targeted killing program in Pakistan, once the mainstay of President Barack Obama's counterterrorism effort, is winding ...

My Conversation With Sen. Rand Paul Following Today's Filibuster Over U.S. Drone Strikes

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined tonight on PBS by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Paul discusses his filibuster earlier today on the Senate floor outlining his opposition to the president's nomination of David Barron to the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Standing Up, One Year Later: President Obama's Broken Foreign Policy Promises

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The military hammer the US government has been using against terrorist suspects for over 12 years has not succeeded in eliminating al-Qaeda; it has helped spawn a resurgence of terrorist groups across war-torn Middle East and now into Africa.

Killer Robots -- Who Is in Charge?

Michael Møller | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Michael Møller

Are new and coming military technologies in line with current international humanitarian and human rights law?

Obama Administration To Reveal Justification For Drone Strikes On U.S. Citizens

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal a secret mem...