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US Drones

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...

U.S. Drone Attacks Iraq Militant Mortar Position

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern ...

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...

Anti-Taliban Offensive Kills Dozens Of Militants In Pakistan

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 16 (Reuters) - The Pakistani military said its jets killed 35 suspected militants on Wednesday as part of an anti-Taliban o...

The Errant Drone and Other Tales

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It had been an exciting spring for the drones. Notwithstanding ongoing reports of civilians in Pakistan and other countries being accidentally killed by drones, there was some good news.

U.S. Flies Armed Drones Over Iraq

Posted 06.27.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital, a Pentag...

Yemen Security: U.S. Drone Strike Kills Qaida Leader

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.14.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone in Yemen's south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants Saturday, killing all five passengers, Yemeni...

Drone Wars Coming to a Theater Near You

C. Dixon Osburn | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
C. Dixon Osburn

Perhaps the billion dollar question is whether allowing all countries to hold armed drones increases the likelihood of war or détente. A serious conversation about drones needs to start -- now.

U.S. Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, t...

Drone Access To U.S. Skies Faces Big Hurdles

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are acknowledging widespread drone access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and will ta...

US Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 3 Suspected Insurgents

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.30.2013 | World

A US drone strike targeting a militant compound Thursday killed three insurgents in a northwest Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, officia...

UN Calls On U.S. To Reveal Civilian Casualties Of Drone Strikes

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.N. expert on Friday called on the United States to reveal the number of civilians it believes have been killed by ...

Get Ready for the Invasion of the 'Civilian-Owned Drone"'

Adam Banner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

It seems somewhat sinister that any private citizen could use an unmanned aerial vehicle for no legitimate purpose. We already have the government spying on us. Do we need our neighbors stalking us as well?

Yemen Wants Its Own Drones

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Yemen has asked the United States to supply it with drones, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour ...

Does the U.S. Pay Families When Drones Kill Innocent Yemenis?

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

There have been nine drone strikes reported in Yemen in the past two weeks – an uptick apparently connected to the Al Qaeda threat that shut dow...

10 Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Medea Benjamin

If the U.S. wants help and sympathy in rooting out would-be attackers, it has to show the world it will stop using extrajudicial assassinations and start adhering to international law.

U.S. Drone Kills 3 Alleged Al Qaeda Members In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed three alleged al-Qaida members in the country's volatile south. The o...

Trayvon Martin's Global Significance, America and the Drone

Jack Healey | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Jack Healey

The gun of Zimmerman must go. The drones of the American administration must go. Innocents with music in their ears and fun in their hearts must be protected.

The Largest Exporter Of Drones In The World?

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel -- In an expansive hangar in central Israel, workers toil on one of the world's most contentious aircraft, fitting dozens o...

Act Two of US Drone Policy Reform

Yaron Schwartz | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Yaron Schwartz

The Obama administration recently lifted its veil of secrecy about its drone usage by providing a substantial amount of information for the first time to a public audience about the program.

America's Words of Peace and Acts of War

David Bromwich | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

Is America at War with Islam? The question began to be asked when the first evidence emerged of the transfer of hundreds of innocent Muslims to Guantanamo and the despotic new order that permitted indefinite detention of suspects.

New U.S. Drone Strike Kills 4 In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A Yemeni security official and witnesses say a U.S. drone strike killed at least four suspected al-Qaida militants in mountainous...

Afghan Villagers Flee Their Homes Fearing U.S. Drones

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

KHALIS FAMILY VILLAGE, Afghanistan -- Barely able to walk even with a cane, Ghulam Rasool says he padlocked his front door, handed over the keys and h...

Experts Send Urgent Message On Drones To Senate

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expe...

GOP Hypocrisy on Obama's Drone War

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The criticisms notwithstanding, a GOP president would have done the same as Obama and launched preemptive strikes, and the likelihood that Paul and the GOP would have characterized him as a civil liberties abuser and a villain is nil.