Obama Administration Was Not Willing to Trust Romney with a Secret Kill List

By: Sunday November 25, 2012 10:32 am

The administration of United States President Barack Obama feared they might lose re-election and in the weeks before Election Day began to develop a set of rules for using drones, according to a New York Times report by Scott Shane. An unnamed official with the Obama administration told Shane: …“There was concern that the levers [...]

The Obama Administration’s Drone Propaganda & Secrecy

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 8:20 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has been working to force the disclosure of documents on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) targeted killing program, filed a response to the government, which continues to claim it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the CIA program. The organization also responded to the government’s contention [...]

Obama Administration’s Unremitting Indifference to Pakistan’s Drone Opposition

By: Friday April 13, 2012 7:28 pm

(update) The government of Pakistan has presented the United States government with a list of demands that includes ending CIA drone strikes in the country immediately. The New York Times reports the government has also called on the Obama administration to apologize for “air strikes in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.” But, based on the [...]

US Drone Strikes Surged During Yemen Uprising

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 12:23 pm

A new study out from the UK-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) provides some of the clearest accounting yet of the United States’ covert war on terror in Yemen, including the use of drone strikes. It shows that seventy-five percent of US drone attacks there have taken place since May 2011 during the instability created [...]

The Horrors of the US Drone War in Pakistan

By: Monday August 15, 2011 11:36 am

January 2011 drone strikes protest (photo: Moral Low Ground) (update below) A study from the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), released last week, further documents the United States’ use of drones in Pakistan. The report, according to BIJ editor Iain Overton, “lays bare the reality of the drone war” and shows the extent to [...]

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