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US Drone Wars

US Resumes Drone Strikes in Yemen Despite Political Leadership Vacuum
Scholar and journalist Waalid Al-Saqaf says continued US drone strikes and foreign involvement will push Yemen towards a civil war and do nothing to address the growing humanitarian catastrophe

  January 28, 2015

Pakistani Drone Strike Opponents Block NATO Shipments to Afghanistan
Pakistani government continues to privately back the US-led drone campaign in spite of growing public opposition to drone strikes

  November 25, 2013

2500+ Killed by Drones in Pakistan, Names of Victims Now Available
Medea Benjamin: U.S. government claims drone victims are mostly militants, but about half identified victims thus far are civilians and children

  October 14, 2013

US & UK Pull Out Yemen Embassy Staff After Series of Drone Strikes
Robert Naiman: US is on a policy collision course in Yemen as it publicly supports democracy but covertly administers drone strikes

  August 7, 2013

Obama Signs NDAA Bill Allowing Indefinite Detention; Obama Orders Assassinations with No Oversight
Michael Ratner: Obama continues model of Presidential fiat, Congressional fiat, no due process, no trials, and indefinite detention.

  January 6, 2013

Obama Writing "Rules" for Killing People with Drones
Michael Ratner: Pres. Obama debating rules that allow him to kill extra-judicially anyone considered an enemy combatant anywhere in the world including US citizens and by logical extension, within the United States

  December 9, 2012

Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.

  February 7, 2012

A Question Of Legality
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Attacks by the CIA on rescuers and funeral-goers may be morally questionable. But are such attacks legal?

  February 7, 2012

Get the Data: Obama’s Terror Drones
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: As part of its ongoing investigation into the US covert war the Bureau has examined thousands of credible media reports relating to more than 310 Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes in Pakistan.

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