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WATCH: Emotional Costs Far Away From The Battlefield

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.10.2012 | World

Post-traumatic stress disorder among soldiers returning from the battlefield is well-documented. But when drone pilots run missions from a world away,...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 4 Al Qaeda Militants

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

ADEN, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Four al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike on Thursday in a remote part of the south of Yem...

Joshua Hersh

Pakistani Official: Drones Are Top Reason For Anti-Americanism | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

The foreign minister of Pakistan told a gathering in New York on Thursday evening that the top cause of anti-Americanism in her country is the U.S. ta...

The Buzzing Wasps

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The war on terror, the testing ground for drone technology, may be no more than the threshold of a brand new, barely imagined form of human hell: hell that buzzes like a wasp. How long before the technology comes home to our own neighborhoods?

4 Suspected Pakistani Militants Killed By U.S. Missiles

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone has fired two missiles at a vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing four suspected milit...

How the Government Talks About a Drone Program it Won't Acknowledge Exists

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

Related Interactive: Stacking Up the Adminstration's Drone ClaimsDrones have become the go-to weapon of the U.S.'s counter-terrorism strategy, wit...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

AP | AHMED AL HAJ | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A Yemeni military official says a U.S. drone strike has hit a house owned by a senior member of al-Qaida, killing five suspected milit...

Drone Strikes Kill 10 Militants In Pakistan

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — American drones fired a flurry of missiles in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan Sunday, killing a total of 10 suspected ...

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...

When the Drones Come Home to Roost

Robert Friedman | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Friedman

The very same drone technology deployed around the world is currently circling in the skies over our heads. It's worth considering how the proliferation of drones domestically impacts the very freedoms we hold dear.

U.S. Drone Kills 9 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A pair of missiles fired by a U.S. drone killed at least nine suspected militants near the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani intelligen...

USAF Drones Trail Civilian Auto Traffic in New Mexico

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Some may shrug and say that the undisclosed high-altitude tracking of U.S. vehicles for training purposes is harmless, but the line between civilian privacy and an increasingly Orwellian capacity of the U.S. federal government to track its own citizens is blurred just a bit more by this practice.

U.N. Investigator Decries U.S. Killer Drones

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 19 (Reuters) - A U.N. investigator has called on the Obama administration to justify its policy of assassinating rather than capturing ...

How The U.S. Is Using Tech To Strike Silently, With No American Fingerprint

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.16.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a decade of costly conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American way of war is evolving toward less brawn, more guile. ...

A Drone-Eat-Drone World

Nick Turse | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

When the first Terminator movie was released in 1984, its HKs seemed as futuristic as its time-traveling cyborg title-character. Nearly three decades later, we're living in an age in which armed robots do regularly surveil, track, and kill people.

Nobel Laureate Slams U.S. Drone Strikes

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

DOHA, May 30 (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize-winning Yemeni opposition activist Tawakul Karman said on Wednesday U.S. drone strikes were ineffective ...

U.S. Proposal Would Arm Italy’s Drones | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to arm Italy’s small fleet of Reaper surveillance drones with Hellfire missiles and precision-guided b...

Who Commands America's Killer Drones?

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- White House counterterror chief John Brennan has seized the lead in guiding the debate on which terror leaders will be targeted for dron...

4 Suspected Militants Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Osama bin Laden was convicted of high treason Wednesday and sentenced to...

Heavy Fighting In Yemen Leaves At Least 32 Dead

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

ADEN, Yemen, May 15 (Reuters) - At least 32 people, including 23 al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in Yemen, officials and reside...

Oops! Air Force Drones Can Now (Accidentally) Spy On You

Wired | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

As long as the Air Force pinky-swears it didn’t mean to, its drone fleet can keep tabs on the movements of Americans, far from the battlefields of A...

DRONE ATTACK: 15 Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

By Saud Mehsud DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. drone aircraft struck twice in Pakistan's unruly tribal regions ...

Eric Holder Defends U.S. Killing Of American Citizen

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the decision to kill a U.S. citizen living abroad who poses a terrorist threat "is among t...

Ramped Up U.S. Drone Strikes Kill 5 Suspected Militants

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a house in Pakistan's northwest tribal region Thursday, killing five suspected m...

The Undercover Drone

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Christopher Brauchli

Permitting the United States to fly drones wherever it wants is the price a country may have to pay for friendship with the United States. Some countries may think that price too high.