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Targeted Assassinations

From 9/11 to Targeted Killing

D. Robert Worley | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Targeted killing by drone has proven to be tactically effective but, as evidenced in Vietnam, overwhelming success at the tactical level does not necessarily translate into success at the strategic level.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Hides Targeted Killings With Legal Double Talk

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October 2011, Scott Shane, a national security reporter for The New York Times, sent an email to a branch of the Department of Justic...

Joshua Hersh

UN Launches Drones Investigation Into Legality Of US Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United Nations opened a major new investigation on Thursday into the United States' use of drones and targeted assassinations. Th...

Joshua Hersh

Obama's Second Term Will Bring New Challenges Over Drone Strikes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll numbers of President Barack Obama's reelection the n...

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...

Targeted Assassinations Abroad Could Lead to a Police State at Home

George C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George C. Wilson

How ironic it will be if historians blame Barack Obama for turning our democracy into a police state because he provoked terrorist attacks on our homeland by authorizing so many assassinations abroad.

What Are We Fighting For In Afghanistan?

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

For 60 years the United States played both Pakistan and Afghanistan against each other in a Manichean, dualist game of superpower politics with little regard for the consequences.