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DRONE WATCH: Escalation in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:52pm | 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 - 12:29pm | 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 - 4:55pm | 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 - 1:59pm | 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 - 12:19pm | 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 - 4:13pm | 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 - 1:06pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:16pm | 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 - 6:36pm | 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 - 6:36pm | 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 - 10:59am | 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 - 11:51am | 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 - 11:50am | 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 - 11:49am | 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 - 9:54am | 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 - 4:27pm | 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 - 4:25pm | 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 - 1:53pm | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 11:43am | 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 - 4:26pm | 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 - 2:48pm | 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 - 12:29pm | 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 - 10:41am | 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 - 11:29am | 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 - 11:10am | 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 - 11:08am | 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 - 3:42pm | 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 - 1:28pm | 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 - 12:44pm | 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 - 11:56am | 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 - 11:56am | 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 - 11:55am | 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 - 4:18pm | 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 - 10:50am | 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 ...

DRONE WATCH: The Legal Battle Against Drone Strikes.
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Notre Dame law professor fights against drone strikes. Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O'Connell, Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, has been fighting ...

DRONE WATCH: Strikes Resume in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Drone strikes resume in Pakistan, more than 20 people killed. Last weekend, the government of Pakistan prevented an anti-drone protest from entering the tribal regions. Led by for ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

Roundup of drone news from the week. • During the week, reported drone strikes killed 3 in Pakistan  on Monday and 5 in Yemen  on Thursday.  • A group of U.S. activists i ...

Can Any Good Come From Drones?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

As an antidote to all the stories of killing by drone, I’ve been collecting stories of the good things unpiloted aircraft can potentially do, or are already doing. Many are tasks now being carried out by pilot ...

'A Clash of Fanaticisms'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice We'll never reach reconciliation between Christians and Muslims until we address root causes—and take on the haters. ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen President Approves Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

President of Yemen personally approves all U.S. drone strikes in Yemen. In a speech last week at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, Yemen’s president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ...

Drones: Forces of Evil in Heavenly Places
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Weaponized drones are demons: evil spirits of the air, specters in the heavens, shadowy presences. “John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, an ...

DRONE WATCH: Living Under Drones
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

New study on U.S. use of drones in Pakistan. Researchers at Stanford University and New York University law schools released a major study on the U.S. use of drones in Pakistan, c ...

DRONE WATCH: Five Dead in Pakistan Attack
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Drone attack kills five in northwest Pakistan. In the second attack in three days, a drone attack late Monday in northwest Pakistan killed five militants, including two linked to ...

DRONE WATCH: Attack Kills 3 in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills three. Al Jazeera reports: “At least three people have been killed in a suspected US drone attack in Pakistan's northwestern regio ...

DRONE WATCH: Spies, Marines and Drones
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

U.S. sending spies, Marines and drones to Libya.   AP Intelligence Writer Kimberly Dozier reports “WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones ...

DRONE WATCH: Shooting at Drones Leads to Airport Closing
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Militia shooting at drones leads to airport closing. The Associated Press reports “BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — U.S. drones hovered over the eastern city of Benghazi on Fri ...

DRONE WATCH: Who Has Drones?
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

GAO studies drone proliferation. Micah Zenko, at the Council on Foreign Relations blog, points to a recently declassified report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO ...

DRONE WATCH: Human Rights Violations
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Jimmy Carter - killing people with drones a human rights violation. In a lecture Thursday evening at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, former President Jimmy Carter included d ...