Drones

Why Elites Love Drones

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new ‘terrorists’. See, for example, ‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they…

“The Stuff I Saw Really Began to Disturb Me”: How the U.S. Drone War Pushed Snowden to Leak NSA Docs

In his new book, “No Place to Hide,” journalist Glenn Greenwald provides new details on Edward Snowden’s personal story and his motivation to expose the U.S. surveillance state. “The stuff I saw really began to disturb me. I could watch…

Drones are a devastating security strategy in Afghanistan

The use of drones in what is termed ‘the war against terrorism’ has become very controversial, wherever in the world. Now that the US drone programme has passed five years under President Obama’s national security strategy it has been estimated…

50 Organizations Seek Ban on Armed Drones

Fifty organizations and over 75,000 individuals are asking . . . the United Nations Secretary General to investigate the concerns of Navi Pillay, the U.N.’s top human rights official, that drone attacks violate international law — and to ultimately pursue…

Drone Attack Kills More Than Taliban Chief

PESHAWAR, Nov 2 2013 (IPS) – The drone attack that killed Tehreek Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mahsud this week seems also to have killed hopes that drone attacks will end. “After the recent debate in international media about U.S-led drone…

US must release data on civilian drone casualties, says UN report

By the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. A report by a UN expert urges the US to ‘release its own data on the level of civilian casualties’ caused by drone strikes and attacks the lack of transparency surrounding CIA and US…

UK drones three times more likely than US to fire in Afghanistan

September 6, 2013 by Alice K Ross The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Full Report British forces have carried out 299 drone strikes in Afghanistan, defence minister Andrew Robathan announced in Parliament yesterday. This is the first time the British government has announced how…

President Obama speaks at the National Defense University on May 23

A presidential war speech often doubles as a gauge of the antiwar movement’s weakness or strength. This was borne out again last week when President Obama delivered what the administration billed as amajor address on the wars over which he is…

Obama Speech Appears To Expand Who Could Be Targeted By Drones

In a major policy speech on Thursday, President Obama defended the secret overseas drone war but said the United States cannot continue waging what he described as a boundless global war on terror. Obama’s comments came one day after Attorney…

‘Pakistani court rules CIA drone strikes are illegal’. How will the new Government respond?

In her May 9th, 2013 article by Alice K Ross for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism explains: ‘In the first major Pakistani court ruling on the legality of the CIA’s drone campaign in the country, a Peshawar High Court judge…

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