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Joni Ernst Is Right On Guns

There is a new argument against Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. To wit, that she should be excluded from the United States Senate because she just might shoot the parliamentarian the first time a procedural ruling goes against her.<p>In a recently unearthed video from a 2012 National …

Two sailors injured as drone strikes US warship on training exercise

The US navy said that an aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser off southern California<p>The US navy has said that an aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser during training off southern California, causing two minor injuries.<p>Lieutenant …

What We Didn't Know About the Start of America's Drone War Killed Thousands

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The details of the bloody back-room deal between Pakistani and American officials that led to the …

Let's Make Drone Strikes Safe, Legal, and Rare

It would be easy to replace our current killing program with a slightly altered one with sufficient protections for innocent civilians, American citizens, and rule of law.<p>Reuters

The Holy See: Lethal Drones Pose Urgent Ethical Issues

The Vatican's representative at the United Nations warns the U.S. about the moral pitfalls of its targeted killing program.<p>The Holy See's representative at the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, has weighed in on the debate about targeted killing with unmanned aerial vehicles. His recent …

Drone protesters block NATO supply routes in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Members of the ruling parties of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have erected blockades at several points along main highways hoping to stop trucks carrying goods for<p>NATOforces in Afghanistan in a protest over the use of U.S. drones.<p>Workers of the ruling …

Yemen’s New Ways of Protesting Drone Strikes: Graffiti and Poetry

An American drone hovers along a main thoroughfare in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. Not a real drone, but rather a 7 foot-long rendition of an unmanned …

Afghans describe relatives' deaths in recent U.S. drone strike

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Miya Jan was filling potholes on the rutted trail that leads to his village in rugged eastern Afghanistan when he heard the whine of a drone aircraft overhead.<p>The sunburned 28-year-old farmer looked up and saw a gray, narrow-winged drone circling the village. A few minutes …

The ill-considered debate about drones

Measuring effectiveness<p>Five to 20 percent of the casualties from U.S. drone campaigns have been civilians, according to research by the New America Foundation on the U.S. campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen, in conjunction with the recent United Nations inquiry into the use of UAVs for counterterrorism …

Drone protests in Pakistan threaten US cargo route out of Afghanistan

The US has halted ground shipments of cargo leaving Afghanistan via Pakistan due to the route being being targeted by by protesters angered by US drone strikes.<p>A military spokesman said the safety of the drivers could not be assured.<p>Many in Pakistan oppose the strikes saying they kill too many …

In pictures: Mali's Azawad rebels

Since Mali's independence from France in 1960, rebel groups in the country's arid north - mostly comprised of ethnic Tuaregs - have sought a state of their own. After a coup toppled Mali's government in 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) gained control of much of the …