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Drones and Terrorism: Is the U.S. Scapegoating Al Qaeda?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

It’s an odd question, I know, but it reared its ugly head as I read about the new reports from Amnesty International and Humans Rights Watch on U.S. drone strikes. The scapegoating mechanism is a very precise ...

Islam, Terror Threats, and a God of Power
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

On Sunday, CNN published an article by Peter Bergen titled “What’s behind the timing of the terror threat?” U.S. embassies in the Middle East and North Africa have been closed since last Saturday due to terror ...

DRONE WATCH: Killing of 10-year-old Angers Yemenis
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

Drone strike in Yemen kills 10-year-old brother of Al Qaeda leader. The most recent reported drone strike in Yemen, said to be five missiles fired at an SUV, killed at least six ...

Clifford Sloan Selected As Guantanamo Closure Envoy By President Obama
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

In an effort to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama has called to action one of Washington’s most resourceful lawyers, Clifford Sloan. In an effort to ...

Peering in the Dark Corners
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Catherine Woodiwiss Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill shines a light on U.S. covert wars. JEREMY SCAHILL ...

Hellfire from Above
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Holt More than 1,000 civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. Obama, technology, and the myth of redemptive violence. ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

Two drone strikes in Yemen kill at least six. After nearly a month’s lull, two drone strikes were carried out in Yemen over the weekend, killing at least six suspected militants ...

DRONE WATCH: Attacks in Pakistan and Yemen
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

New drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen. The month-long break in drone strikes appears to have ended. On Wednesday, a strike on a training camp in Pakistan killed at leas ...

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: 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 ...

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: 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: 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 ...

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: Opposition to Drones in Yemen.
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Opposition to drone strikes is growing in Yemen. Christopher Swift, adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University, traveled to Yemen this summer to inter ...

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 ...

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

How To (and Not To) Respond to the Current Crisis in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 7:06am | Type: Blog

My heart is heavy. Every day for the last week, media outlets have told their version of the current uprising stretching across the Middle East (Egypt, Libya, Yemen). Whether it’s pictures of embassies burned ...

DRONE WATCH: Six Killed in Yemen
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Wednesday drone attack in Yemen kills 6. U.S. drones continue to hammer Yemen today. Reuters reports an attack this morning A U.S. drone strike killed six suspected Islam ...

DRONE WATCH: August 2012 Update
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

Drone activity during August from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has released its monthly report on covert actions in Pakistan, ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Weekend
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen kill at least 25, including 14 civilians. U.S. drones are having a busy weekend, killing people in both Pakistan and Yemen. On Saturday, an ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen Attack Kills Eight.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

Third attack in Yemen this week kills eight. Last week was drone week in Pakistan, this week it’s Yemen. Two deaths  were reported in an attack on a car on Tuesday, at least ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack Kills Two in Yemen
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Drone attack kills two in Yemen. Reuters reports that a drone attack in central Yemen yesterday killed two suspected militants: "Two men thought to be Islamist milit ...

DRONE WATCH: Brennan Defends Drones in Yemen
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Counter-terrorism advisor defends US drone strikes in Yemen. In a speech yesterday in Washington, administration counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan defended the campaign of dr ...

DRONE WATCH: Two Strikes in Yemen Kill 10
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

Drone attacks kill ten militants in Yemen. According to the Associated Press, over the past two days, in two separate strikes, U.S. drones killed 10 al-Qaida militants in ...

Drone Strike Kills 5 in Yemen
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The first known U.S. drone strike in Yemen in more than a month took place Saturday. The Long War Journal , citing AFP, reports that the first known U.S. drone strike in Yemen ...

DRONE WATCH: Strike in Yemen
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

US drone strike in Yemen reported to kill 2-4 militants. The Associated Press reports a drone strike in Yemen earlier today:  " A Yemeni official says a suspected U.S ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Summary for June
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

A summary of U.S. drone strikes in June from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. One of the most respected sources of investigative reporting on drones is The Bureau of Invest ...

DRONE WATCH: U.S. Declassifies Counter-terror Military Campaigns
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

U.S. formally acknowledges "direct action," i.e. drones, being used in Yemen and Somalia. The Associated Press reports:  "The White House’s semiannual re ...

DRONE WATCH: How Drones Help Al Qaeda
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

Civilian casualties in Yemen are creating recruitment opportunities for terrorist groups. Ibrahim Mothana, an activist, writer and community worker from Yemen, writes that the ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Strike Yemen and Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan After more than a week with no reported drone strikes, there are news reports this morning of strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. Over the past ...

DRONE WATCH: Sympathy for Al Qaeda
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

Drone strikes in Yemen are increasing sympathy for al Qaeda. The escalating campaign of drone attacks in Yemen is having the opposite effect from what the U.S. intends: ...

DRONE WATCH: Strikes in Yemen Escalate
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Blog

Escalation of drone attacks in Yemen raises targeting questions. Who is targeted for killing in U.S. drone strikes? Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan claimed in his recent ...

DRONE WATCH: Death From Above
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 6:46am | Type: Blog

With White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan’s recent public acknowledgment of their use and revelations of President Obama’s direct involvement in deciding which targets are struck, the world medi ...

Drones in Yemen
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

The CIA is now seeking to expand the campaign by asking for authority to launch strikes without knowing the identities of those being attacked. It seems that drones have become t ...

WWWired for Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 3:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen An activist in Phoenix launches a website -- and supports a revolution on the other side of the world. ...

Yemen: The Difference Between a Peaceful Revolution and Violent Clashes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Atiaf Alwazir, who runs the blog <a href="http://womanfromyemen.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Woman from Yemen</a>, has a new post explaining the relationship between what she ...

Where are the Women?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Well, the last time I checked, women were in the front lines of civil resistance struggles in <a href="http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/03/03/women-on-the-frontlines-in-bahrain/" target=" ...

Why I Do Not Support President Obama's Decision on Libya
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Last evening, President Obama forcefully <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/us/politics/29prexy-text.html" target="_blank">defended</a> his decision to launch airstrikes ...

How Should Christians Respond to Uprisings in the Arab World?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Egypt-Solidarity-Rally-in/15817757_mcbiZ#1180102181_Mup8Q" target="_blank"></a>After decades of repressio ...

Is Military Money a Stabilizer?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger After the failed Christmas bomb attack on a U.S.-bound plane in which the prime suspect admitted that he’d been trained ...