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Pakistan Drones

US Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 11

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan...

First 2 Drone Strikes Of The Year Hit Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Haji Mujtaba ISLAMABAD/MIRANSHAH, June 12 (Reuters) - Ten militants were killed in this year's first two dr...

The Three Faces of Drone War

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Pratap Chatterjee

Enemies, innocent victims, and soldiers have always made up the three faces of war. With war growing more distant, two of those faces have, however, faded into the background in recent years.

Father of Pakistani Drone Victim Allegedly Kidnapped by Pakistani State

Medea Benjamin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

In October 2012, I was with a CODEPINK delegation in Pakistan meeting families impacted by U.S. drone strikes. Kareem Khan, a journalist from the tribal area of Waziristan, told us the heartbreaking story of a drone strike that killed his son and brother.

Drone Attacks Lead Pakistani Activists To Accuse Outed 'U.S. Spy' Of Murder

AP | LARA JAKES and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Rising anger over deadly drone attacks spurred a Pakistani political party Wednesday to reveal the secret identity of what it said ...

Has It Become Too Easy to Kill?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

In September, on national TV, I said that "I am very disturbed by this idea that whenever we see something bad in the world, we should bomb it." Last week I felt even more disturbed, when I met some of the victims of that brutal idea.

The Killing of Hakimullah Mehsud, Or Why Liberals Should Support Obama's Drone War on the Taliban

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Far from seeing the drones as "indiscriminate killers" that are carpet bombing Pakistani cities and hunting innocent civilians, they seem to know that they are perhaps the best "worst option" in the campaign against fanatical terrorists like Hakimullah Mehsud who have deliberately killed thousands of civilians in Pakistan, Afghanistan and here in the U.S... and are hell-bent on killing more.

Matt Sledge

Drone Victims' Visit To Congress Spurs Calls For Greater Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three victims of a drone strike in Pakistan spoke Tuesday at a Congressional briefing to call for an explanation of why a grandmother wa...

Athar Mohiudin

Pakistani Community In U.S. Gives Insight Into Complexities Of U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

HuffingtonPost.com | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Following Wednesday's visit from Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which he says he urged Obama to end the U.S. drone program in ...

Leaked Pakistani Document Exposes Civilian, Child Casaulties Of Drone War

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

London's Bureau of Investigative Journalism released a leaked Pakistani report on Monday that details numerous civilian casualties by drone strikes in...

Pakistan Angry Over U.S. Drone Strike

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Just days after taking power, Pakistan's new government summoned a top U.S. envoy Saturday to lodge a protest over a U.S. drone stri...

Reports: U.S. Drone Strikes Ineffective

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions are an ineffective solution to the problems they try to address, a new report by the International Cri...

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...

Reevaluating the Usefulness of Predator Drone Strikes: A Bostonian Perspective

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

While there is no such thing as an excusable killing of a civilian, these statistics, and the constant pressure to prevent further terror acts on American soil, somewhat mitigate the harm caused by the CIA's controversial drone assassination campaign.

10 Reflections on Drones (Part I)

Robert Jay Lifton | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Jay Lifton

Drones have entered our consciousness. The following reflections do not address legal, political, or military issues, though these have great importance. Rather I seek to begin a conversation about our relationship as human beings to these robotic objects as weapons.

U.S. Drone Strikes Causing Mental Health Crisis In Pakistan

Agence France Presse | Guillaume Lavallee | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

After nine friends and relatives were killed in a US drone strike four years ago, Mohammed Fahim took tranquillisers to blot out the nightmares.The 19...

Origins Of Not-So-Secret Drone War Examined

New York Times | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Nek Muhammad knew he was being followed....

Why Liberals Should Stand With Rand

Scott Blakeman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Ron Wyden was the only Democratic senator to stand with Rand Paul during the filibuster. Where were the other liberals?

David Wood

Pakistan Ambassador: U.S. Armed Drone Strikes Are 'Red Line'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Smarting under the U.S. drone attacks it calls a violation of its sovereignty and international law, Pakistan has threatened to withhold...

Drones: An Outlier In A Transparent Presidency

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Sarah Holewinski

Who is targeted, why, how and what civilian protection measures are put in place are unknown to anyone but a tight inner circle of policy makers -- an about-face for a president who pledged a transparent government in his first term. And Congress is following his lead.

The Truth About Obama's Drone Campaign: It's About Attrition, Not Decapitation

Alexander B. Downes | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Alexander B. Downes

Drone strikes are mostly killing low-level Pakistani militants, not al Qaeda leaders. This strategy is unlikely to cause the collapse of al Qaeda or even the Pakistani Taliban and may have counterproductive effects. Obama's second term may therefore require new thinking on drones.

Michael Calderone

Will Media Hold Obama Accountable On Drone Strikes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– As President Barack Obama begins his second term next week, the administration's drone war is having a media moment, with an uptick in r...

John Brennan vs. a Sixteen-Year-Old

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Remember how the American public was assured that the prisoners locked up in Guantanamo were the "worst of the worst," only to find out that hundreds were innocent people who had been sold to the US military by bounty hunters?

Officials: Drones Kill 8 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- Several missiles fired from American drones slammed into a compound near the Afghan border in Pakistan early Tuesday, ki...

U.S. Drone Kills Top Al Qaeda Leader

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A U.S. drone strike has killed a senior al-Qaida leader in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani intel...