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Is There Another Way?

It seems that US drone attacks in Yemen have resumed after a months–long halt. However, American drone attacks and their attendant “collateral …

DRONES: WESTERN GOVERNMENT HYPOCRISY ON NAMING THE DEAD

On 24th April 2013, the New York Times reported that the Department of Defence has identified 2,182 American service members who have died as a part …

America's Drone War Depends On A Very Loose Definition Of 'Positive ID'

"Positive identification" (called "pid") is achieved by checking off the "rules of engagement" (called "roe") used to determine a likely enemy.<p>The problem is that the rules of engagement constantly shift and, in this case, the military won't say exactly what they are.<p>McSally's comment set off …

Senate drone hearing challenges “targeted kill” claims

Witness testimony undermines administration claims that only al-Qaida leaders are drone targets<p>Natasha Lennard<p>April 23, 2013 9:22pm (UTC)<p>Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill saw the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, chaired by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, host a …

Can a Drone Murder?

<b>By David Swanson</b><p>Tuesday's Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee hearing on drones was not your usual droning and yammering. Well, mostly it was, …

Anti-Drone Movement Grows: Ethics, Legality and Effectiveness of Drone Killings Doubted

<b>Violence Begets Violence: There Is Another Way</b><p><b>The Legality of the US Drone Program</b><p><b>The Growing Movement Against Drones</b><p>(Photo: Doctress Neutopia / …

EDITORIAL: Drones for the military

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Open government has seldom looked so secretive. President Obama’s refusal to come clean on his use of airborne drones to kill …

Battlefield 'killer robots' almost a reality, campaigners warn

Autonomous robots with the power to make decisions about killing human beings are under development, and their use raises worrying questions about morality and accountability in war, human rights campaigners warn.<p>A human rights agency has raised concerns about the advent of "killer robots", capable …

Mounting Opposition to Drone Warfare | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

US drones struck in Yemen and Pakistan this past week after something of a pause. On Weds (17 April) US drones hit a house in North Waziristan …

After U.S. Troops Leave, Armed Drones Will Patrol Afghanistan's Skies

One of the major elements of Afghanistan's air war will remain after most U.S. troops have headed home, the U.S. military command confirmed today. …

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Rand Paul would’ve been OK with using drones to hunt Boston suspect

“If there is a killer on the loose in a neighborhood, I’m not against drones being used to search them,” he said<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>April 23, 2013 5:23pm (UTC)<p>Sen. Rand Paul, recently hailed by Republicans and Democrats alike for his filibuster against the Obama Administration's drone policy, said he …

US drones programme 'risks legalising al-Qaeda'

A British lawyer leading a United Nations inquiry into CIA drone strikes has compared them with al-Qaeda attacks and has claimed that America’s covert programme risked legitimising terrorism.<p>Ben Emmerson, QC, said the strikes were illegal under international law. Relatives of the victims of …

'Way Of The Knife' Explains CIA Shift From Spying To Killing

When the CIA came into being in 1947, its mandate was to keep tabs on events around the world. Gather intelligence about foreign governments. <i>Spy</i>. But the agency has evolved away from this original mission, as Mark Mazzetti reports in a new book, <i>The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a</i> …

NATO strike kills 10 children in Afghanistan

Afghan official said the force did not know there were women and children in the houses that were hit<p>Natasha Lennard<p>April 7, 2013 6:11pm (UTC)<p>A joint Afghan-NATO operation in the restive Kunar province bordering Pakistan late Saturday caused a significant number of civilian casualties, including …

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 …

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

What the evidence says about one of the biggest questions in the debate over targeted killings.<p>There's been a lot of chatter recently about "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," a new online infographic which shows a chilling visualization of all estimated deaths in Pakistan caused by U.S. drone strikes, …

Build Your Own Kegerator

How to give yourself the gift that keeps on pouring<p>Why do you need a kegerator in your man cave? Sure, draft beer tastes great and you’ll suddenly have more real friends than Facebook friends, but it gets even better. Restaurants rely on draft beer because it saves money.<p>A half-barrel of beer holds …

Afghan villagers flee their homes, blame US drones

Barely able to walk even with a cane, Ghulam Rasool says he padlocked his front door, handed over the keys and his three cows to a neighbor and fled his mountain home in the middle of the night to escape relentless airstrikes from U.S. drones targeting militants in a remote corner of …

This Easter, Religious Leaders Join Forces to Denounce U.S. Drone Policy

Today, Brave New Foundation released a short video documenting religious leaders coming out against the use of Just War Theory to defend President Obama's drone policy.<p>Franciscan Friar Joe Nangle said it well: "How can we hold our heads high when remote-controlled, killer aircraft like drones are …