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Pakistan Drone Attacks

U.S. Drone Kills 5 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A missile launched from a U.S. drone struck a suspected militant hideout in a tribal region in northern Pakistan where allies of a p...

What's Happening on Pakistan's Main Street?

Saad Khan | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Saad Khan

The real stakeholders of Pakistan have no interest left in the political upheavals or the controversial decisions churned out by the Pakistani Supreme Court. They are more concerned about the power crisis and the law and order situation.

Drone Strikes Kill 4 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone has fired two missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan, killing ...


Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

I've been an American for 90 years and drone killing is un-American. It's time we act like Americans and demand that Congress represents the country rather than themselves.

Four Myths About Drone Strikes

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Shehzad H. Qazi

Drone attacks in Pakistan, which have increased exponentially under President Obama, have prompted huge controversy. The debate around them, however, has become extremely polarized. As a result, the whole debate over the issue has generated numerous myths and inaccuracies.

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney Adviser Shrugs Off Death Of Al Qaeda Leader | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senior national security adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign downplayed the importance of a drone strike in Pakistan that killed al Qaed...

The Peace Prize War President

David Bromwich | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
David Bromwich

In his campaign to win the election as a war president, Barack Obama flatters the worst vices of chauvinism and panders to the most vulgar and brutal idea of the qualities that define a leader and the actions that ennoble a country. No alchemy of eloquence can atone for the confession of moral surrender involved in such a boast.

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.

Pakistan in 2011: The Downward Spiral Continued

Saad Khan | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Saad Khan

Compared with the previous year, Pakistanis did not see any improvement in their lives in 2011. The downward spiral continued and life became tougher. One can only hope that the year 2012 will bring some relief to their sad faces.

CIA Reportedly Suspends Drone Attacks In Pakistan

Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.24.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington-- In an effort to mend badly frayed relations with Pakistan, the CIA has suspended drone missile strikes on gatherings of...

Tenuous Ties on 'AfPak' Frontier

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A NATO air attack that killed at least twenty-four Pakistani soldiers along the Afghan border has further damaged a U.S.-Pakistan relationship that has lurched from crisis to crisis this year.

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.

U.S. Reportedly Considering Big Shift In Military Strategy

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 11.11.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Turkey are discussing how to continue cooperation against terrorist targets in northern Iraq after U.S. forces leave Iraq i...

Pakistan's Biggest Threats May Not Be What You Think They Are

Michael Kugelman | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Michael Kugelman

Pakistan will neither attain lasting food, energy, and water security, nor educate its masses, until its political leadership removes the indigenous obstacles that have long constrained the country's development.

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

The Case for Drones

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
Raza Habib Raja

More than 35,000 people in Pakistan have died due to religious terrorism and yet our media and urban middle class is more worried about drones which aim at perpetrators of those horrendous crimes.

Pakistan's Army Chief Fights To Keep His Job

The New York Times | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army chief, the most powerful man in the country, is fighting to save his position in the face of seething anger fro...

After Bin Laden, Time for Clear U.S. Policy on Targeted Killing

Chris Rogers | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Having killed the world's most notorious terrorist in a cross-border "kill operation," U.S.-targeted killing is at the center of public attention and international scrutiny. Now is the time for the U.S. to publicly announce a clear policy on targeted killing.

Taking the War Out of Air War: What U.S. Air Power Actually Does

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. air power is a form of warfare which guarantees the American side quite literal, godlike invulnerability. Can it be war if one side is never in danger?

Man Sues CIA For Drone Strike That Killed Son

The Guardian | Declan Walsh in Islamabad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Pakistani journalist whose relatives were killed in a US drone strike has started a legal push to charge America's top spy in Pakistan with murder. ...

U.S. Pushing Pakistan For Expanded Drone Operation Areas

Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD - The United States has renewed pressure on Pakistan to expand the areas where CIA drones can operate inside the country, reflecting concern...

Spectacles of Sympathy in America's Culture of Violence

Mark Cassello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

On Monday, January 10, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, I led a moment of silence for the victims of the tragic shootings in Arizona. As with other ...

Drone Reporting

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Koehler

The media can spread ignorance not merely by reporting inaccurate information, but by purveying even accurate or partially accurate information in a context devoid of the least moral intelligence.

Top Spy Pulled From Pakistan After Death Threats

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The CIA has pulled its top spy out of Pakistan after terrorists threatened to kill him, current and former U.S. officials said, an ...

A Flood of Drone Strikes: What the Wikileaks Revelations Tell Us About How Washington Runs Pakistan

Fatima Bhutto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fatima Bhutto

What will Pakistan's elite learn from WikiLeaks? Undoubtedly nothing. And if we're going by the White House's response so far, nor will Washington feel more constrained than it ever has running its informal global empire.