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From Torturing to Killing Innocent People: This Is Who We Are

Jeff Bachman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Jeff Bachman

I am tired of listening to our officials say things that are simply and obviously in direct contradiction with what we actually do. Enough is enough. It is time to stop pretending we are something that we are not.

America Held Hostage

John Feffer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

Consistency is the hobgoblin of little countries: Superpowers can do whatever they wish. But the United States enjoys only the illusion of free rein. In fact, America is held hostage by the very way it conducts its foreign policy.

At the Last, Feinstein Finds Trouble in the Secret World

William Bradley | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's safe to say that Senator Dianne Feinstein has been anything but a boat-rocker during her six years as chair of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee.

Defending the Predators: The Argument for the Killer Drone

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

Wild claims by anti-drone activists dominate the conversation, since the CIA and military have an official policy of not commenting on drone strikes. Average U.S. citizens cannot talk to drone pilots to find out whom they are killing based on what intelligence and why. However, recently, at a conference on drones at Boston College, I got the extraordinary opportunity to do just that.

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...

I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Yes, I'll have to concede some of my beliefs and roll the dice as to whether or not he'll flip-flop on issues, but Hillary Clinton and President Obama have changed their views on everything from gay marriage to marijuana legalization and Iraq, so I'm taking an educated gamble with Sen. Paul.

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

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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...

One Group's Struggle To Record The Deaths From U.S. Drone Strikes In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we talked to Jack Serle about the Uni...

Why Are We Still Waiting for Answers on Drones?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Not one of us would stand by idly while a foreign government killed American grandmothers, children, and other innocent civilians via remote-controlled weapons that rain down death from the skies.

Religious Community Skeptical of Lethal Drones

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Currently, the CIA is engaged in the military operations of drone warfare as well as collecting intelligence about how they might be used. An upcoming conference will consider if the CIA should only collect intelligence and not actually be involved in carrying out drone warfare.

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 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...

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 11.29.2014 | 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.