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Drone Wars

WATCH: The Day A Drone Strike Killed My Grandmother

HufPost Live | Posted 11.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

After a drone strike killed his mother and injured his kids, Rafiq ur Rehman came to the U.S. from Pakistan to testify before Congress on the civilian...

Drone Wars Terrorize Friends Into Enemies

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Zaman Stanizai

Drones don't work precisely because they create more enemies, which is why we are there in the first place. In the vicious cycle of this asymmetrical warfare the drones are the cause of more resentment, more enemies, and more wars.

David Wood

Drone Man: A Candid, Chilling Conversation With Our Top Drone Pilot

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

He always watches for the kids. Peering through cameras and sensors from his computer station thousands of miles away, he absorbs the details of da...

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...

Drone Warfare is Neither Cheap, Nor Surgical, Nor Decisive

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
William Astore

Today's unmanned aerial vehicles, most famously Predator and Reaper drones, have been celebrated as the culmination of the longtime dreams of airpower enthusiasts, offering the possibility of victory through quick, clean, and selective destruction.

Pentagon's Top Lawyer Resigns

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer has resigned and says he will return to private practice. Jeh (jay) Johnson is stepping down at the end ...

Joshua Hersh

Study: U.S. Drones Have Killed Hundreds Of Civilians

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

A new study conducted by law professors at Stanford and New York University contends that the U.S. use of drones to target suspected militants in Paki...

Joshua Hersh

Family Members Of Dead Americans Sue CIA, Pentagon Over Targeted Killings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Two leading U.S. civil liberties organizations have filed a lawsuit against David Petraeus, Leon Panetta and other senior CIA and milita...

CIA Seeks To Expand Covert Drone Campaign

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know t...

Remotely Piloted War

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Think about it: What does a drone do? Like a modern car factory, it replaces a pilot, a skilled job that takes significant training, with robotics and a degraded version of the same job outsourced elsewhere.

Army Unveils "Hummingbird" Helicopter Drone

Jocelyn Richard | Posted 12.30.2011 | Technology

Test flights are scheduled for early 2012 for the A160 Hummingbird, a helicopter drone being developed for the U.S. Army that's said to contain revolu...

"Drone Wars" and Democracy

Todd Brewster | Posted 12.25.2011 | World
Todd Brewster

If our laws were written when wars were fought between the armies of nations, can we expect them to function in an age when the enemy is an amorphous, stateless, incoherent organization like al Qaeda?

Dan Froomkin

Drone Wars, Without Any Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA's extensive use of unmanned drones to kill alleged terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere is arguably against international law and raises the p...