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Yemen Drones

Matt Sledge

One Year After Obama's Big Drone Speech, Promises Left Unkept

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year ago last Friday, President Barack Obama gave a major address on drones, targeted killing and terrorism. The president and admin...

Air Strike Kills Dozens Of Suspected Al Qaeda Militants In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

ADEN, Yemen, April 20 (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 25 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in ...

Yemen Drone Strike Kills Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authoritie...

Reports: US Drone Strike Kills Two Al Qaeda Suspects In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

ADEN, Yemen, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Two suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in the southeastern province of Hadramout on Wedn...

Yemeni Officials: U.S. Drone Strike Hits Convoy Headed To Wedding Party

Posted 12.13.2013 | World

The Associated Press reports Yemeni officials have said a U.S. drone strike hit a convoy headed to a wedding party: BREAKING: Yemeni officials say ...

Matt Sledge

Every Yemen Drone Strike Creates 40 To 60 New Enemies For U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- A former State Department official in Yemen says every U.S. drone killing there of an al Qaeda operative creates 40 to 60 new enemies of A...

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...

Joshua Hersh

Yemen's Week Of Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

On Friday night, Farea al-Muslimi, a young Yemeni journalist and activist, went for a drive with a friend around the capital city of his home, Sanaa. ...

U.S. Carries Out 3 Drone Strikes In Yemen In Single Day

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — The U.S. has sharply escalated its drone war in Yemen, with military officials in the Arab country reporting 34 suspected al-Qaid...

Mice and Men: The Failure of Closing Our Middle East Embassies

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What do you call it when you follow the same strategy for twelve years not only without success, but with negative results? What if time shows that that strategy actually helps the enemy you seek to defeat?

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...

3 Al Qaeda Militants Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni security officials say an airstrike launched by a U.S. drone killed at least three suspected al-Qaida militants in a provi...

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...

Yemen: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Militants

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A U.S. drone airstrike killed two al-Qaida militants Monday in a southern town, Yemeni security officials said, the latest in a y...

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...

Reports: U.S. Drone Kills Top Al Qaeda Militant

AP | AHMED AL HAJ | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A U.S. drone strike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida militant wanted for allegedly masterminding a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker, Yem...

9 Costs of Drone Strikes

Lisa Schirch | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Lisa Schirch

The seduction of drones' short-term impacts loses its appeal alongside the significant long-term strategic and moral costs of this tactic.

Praying at the Church of St. Drone

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Be assured of one thing: whichever candidate you choose at the polls in November, you aren't just electing a president of the United States; you are also electing an assassin-in-chief.

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. Drone Strike Kills 5 Al Qaeda Militants

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A U.S. drone strike Monday aiming for an al-Qaida leader has killed five militants in the country's south as part of a Yemeni off...

Deploying Killer Drones in Yemen Will Make Us All Less Safe

Cori Crider | Posted 07.25.2012 | World
Cori Crider

Sharif's children enjoyed their time in the prison garden. But they did not understand why Sharif could not leave with us. As we pulled away, I wondered: How many more families will we tear apart in Yemen in our misdirected zeal to keep ourselves safe?

Congressman: Al Qaeda Bomb Plot, Drone Attacks Connected

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen that killed two members of al Qaeda on Sunday was part of a larger effort to in...

CIA Seeks To Expand Covert Drone Campaign

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know t...