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DRONE WATCH: Brennan Vote Delayed
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

Committee delays confirmation vote on John Brennan while seeking additional drone information. As the drone debate continues, the Senate Intelligence Committee is delaying a confi ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strike in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Drone strike in Pakistan kills seven. The day after the hearing on John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA, U.S. drones were back in action over Pakistan. An attack on Friday in ...

DRONE WATCH: 6 Reasons to Stop Killing by Drones
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

Why we should oppose killing by drones. America’s killing by drone program finally became frontpage news this week with the leak of a memo arguing the legality of targeting U.S. c ...

U.S. drone strikes are deadly to enemies and innocent victims
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Press

February 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Shenk ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Hit Front Page
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The publication on Monday of a previously secret Justice Department memo has opened the door for front-page questions about the entire drone program. The publication on Monday of ...

DRONE WATCH: Deliberately Killing U.S. Citizens
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

Leaked Justice Department memo justifies drone strikes under certain conditions against American citizens. Editor's Note : DRONE WATCH follows daily developments about d ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones in Africa
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

U.S. plans to base surveillance drones in northern Africa. The New York Times reports that the U.S. is preparing to establish a base in northwest Africa so that it can fly ...

DRONE WATCH: UN to Examine Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

A U.N. special rapporteur is beginning an investigation into drone strikes. Ben Emmerson, a U.N. special rapporteur, is beginning an investigation into drone strikes in Afghanist ...

DRONE WATCH: The CIA Exemption
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Playbook of rules for drone attacks exempts CIA in Pakistan. Several months ago, the Washington Post reported  that presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan w ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen — 4 Attacks, 4 Days
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

Fourteen deaths in Yemen drone strikes in past four days. While Washington, D.C., reveled in the ceremonies and parties surrounding Inauguration Day, U.S. drones were busy in Yeme ...

DRONE WATCH: Law and Secrecy
Originally Posted: 01/18/2013 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

Making public the secret legal memos that claim to justify drone policy. John Brennan, President Obama’s counterterrorism advisor and nominee for CIA Director, is one of the archi ...

DRONE WATCH: A Better Drone Policy
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

Rep. Keith Ellison proposes Congress create a legal framework to guide executive action. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) writes in a Washington Post op-ed of the many unanswered ...

DRONE WATCH: What We Know … And What We Don’t Know
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

What we know and what we don’t know about drone strikes. For a number of months, I’ve reported and commented on news of drone strikes, the drone program, and legal and political ...

The Obama Synthesis
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

A foreign policy of fewer troops on the ground, but more drones in the air. Ross Douthat posits that President Obama’s nominations of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defen ...

DRONE WATCH: Escalation in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan have been escalating since the start of the year. Since the start of the year, drone attacks in Pakistan have been escalating. In the first ten days of J ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones in the News
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

Drone reports in today's news. The United Nations wants to use drones in peacekeeping missions, but some developing countries are opposed, fearing that it will become  a new ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Counter-Productive
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

Drones are counter-productive and encouraging a new arms race. Michael Boyle, an assistant professor at La Salle University, who served on President Obama’s counter-terrorism advi ...

DRONE WATCH: Just the Facts.
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 12:59pm | Type: Blog

The difficulty of determining what really happens in drone strikes. The secrecy of the U.S. drone program often makes it difficult to follow what is happening. News reports cite u ...

DRONE WATCH: A Year of Drones
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports on drones 2012.   The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has a comprehensive year-end report on U.S. drone strikes in 2012 , m ...

DRONE WATCH: Escalation in Yemen
Originally Posted: 01/04/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

Tribesmen protest fifth drone strike in the past ten days. Drone strikes are being escalated in Yemen with the fifth attack in the past ten days occurring on Thursday. Reuters r ...

DRONE WATCH: Senior Taliban Commander Killed
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Senior Taliban commander killed in drone strike.   Over the last two days, multiple drone strikes in Pakistan killed at least 13 people. According to the Associated Press , ...

DRONE WATCH: Protesters Found Guilty
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

Thirteen protesters found guilt of trespassing for drone protest. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that 13 people were found guilty of trespassing yesterday in DeWitt, N ...

DRONE WATCH: House Hearing on Drones
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on drone killings. Joshua Hersh reports on Huffington Post that the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on the use o ...

DRONE WATCH: High-Tech Killing
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 5:36pm | Type: Blog

High-tech killing by drones and violations of international law. University of Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell writes in Peace Policy  of the “high-tec ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Lead to Hatred in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 5:36pm | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan lead to hatred of the US. Qanta Ahmed, Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion and Associate Professor of Medicine, State Universit ...

DRONE WATCH: Loan-a-Drone
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

Federal agencies are loaning drones to local law enforcement. While most news of drones is their use abroad by the U.S. military and CIA, they are also increasingly used for surve ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Crashes Increasing
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

An increasing number of drones are crashing at civilian airports. Over the past few years, there have been an increasing number of U.S. drones crashing  at civilian airports. ...

DRONE WATCH: The Year of the Drone
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Air Force reports 447 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year. Most drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen are eventually reported. Not so in Afghanistan. Since they are part of an on ...

DRONE WATCH: Deaths in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Two senior Al Qaeda leaders killed in drone strikes. One of the remaining Al Qaeda leaders was killed Thursday in a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan. The Associated Press reports ...

DRONE WATCH: Rules for Drones
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 8:54am | Type: Blog

Administration developing rules for drone strikes. The New York Times reports that before the election, the Obama administration was working to develop rules and procedu ...

DRONE WATCH: Awake to Drones
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

An Awake to Drones blog has been started by Protest Chaplains of Chicago. An Awake to Drones  blog has been started by Protest Chaplains of Chicago  to begin a conversation ...

DRONE WATCH: Educating About Drones
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

Brian Terrell is spending the time before entering prison for protesting drones in educating about them. Brian Terrell, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, will begin a ...

DRONE WATCH: Kill Less and Spy More
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Blog

Intelligence agencies should turn from counter-terrorism to intelligence gathering. Noah Shachtman points out in Wired’s Danger Room that since 9/11, U.S. intelligence age ...

DRONE WATCH: From Counterinsurgency to Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

With David Petraeus’ sudden departure, there are growing calls for a real debate on the role of drones. Several weeks ago, the  Washington Post  reported  that the CIA was p ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Developing Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Pakistan is close to manufacturing drones. As it continues to condemn U.S. drone attacks, it appears that Pakistan is close to manufacturing its own drones. The Guardian repor ...

DRONE WATCH: Rice and Albright Question Drones
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

Former secretaries of state question drones. Alexis Simendinger at RealClearPolitics reports on an appearance by former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albrigh ...

The Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

Drone news of the week. • After the story broke on CNN , the Defense Department announced Thursday  that on Nov.1, two Iranian fighter jets fired at a U.S. surveillance dron ...

DRONE WATCH: Changing the Nature of War
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

Does the rise of non-state terrorism change the nature of war? Tom Roberts in the National Catholic Reporter , writes on questions raised by the rapidly growing use of unpi ...

DRONE WATCH: Out of the Shadows
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

Washington Post editorial urges greater transparency and accountability with drones. In an editorial this morning, the Washington Post sums up the legal and political problems ...

4 Things We Should Be Talking About Before Nov. 6
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

Poverty. Guns. . Drones. Climate change. Bring up any of those issues and watch the candidates make a quick nod of concern and then scamper away from any specifics As the winds an ...

DRONE WATCH: The Risks of Relying on Drones
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

The need for a standard on the use of drones. Kurt Volker, U.S. ambassador to NATO from July 2008 to May 2009, wrote in the Washington Post on the risks associated with the in ...

DRONE WATCH: Rare Strike in Northern Yemen Kills Four.
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Dronne strike in Yemen near Saudi border kills four. Reuters reports on a rare drone strike in northern Yemen, near the Saudi border. “At least four men suspected of bein ...

The Permanent War
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

An in-depth look at U.S. counterterrorism policies, including targeted killings by drones. This week, the Washington Post published a major three-part series, written by three ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Drones in the news this week. In drone news this week: • The Washington Post reported  that Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, and  ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills five, injures children. DAWN reports a drone attack Wednesday in the North Waziristan region. “At least five people were killed Wednesday w ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Kills Four In Yemen
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

Drone strike kills four in Yemen on Sunday. The second drone strike in four days killed four in Yemen. AFP reports Four members of the Al-Qaeda extremist network includ ...

DRONE WATCH: France Sending Drones to Mali Region.
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

France sending drones to Africa. As Al-Qaeda-linked rebels strengthen their control over northern Mali, France has taken the lead in plans for possible military intervention. In a ...

DRONE WATCH: UK Doubles Number of Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

The UK is sending five additional drones to Afghanistan. The U.K. has had five Reaper drones, which it has used for combat and surveillance missions against insurgents in Afghanis ...

DRONE WATCH: CIA Wants More Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

The CIA is urging the White House to expand its fleet of drones. The Washington Post reports this morning that the CIA wants more drones .  “The CIA is urging the Whit ...

DRONE WATCH: Nine Deaths in Yemen.
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 9:50am | Type: Blog

Nine killed by drone strike in Yemen. A U.S. drone attack early Thursday morning killed nine suspected militants. Reuters reports : "Nine suspected al Qaeda militants ...