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US will Ease Restrictions on Drones, Expand Usage

US will Ease Restrictions on Drones, Expand Usage

TeleSur | - - Speaking last month of reducing restrictions on drone usage, President Trump resorted to biblical language, saying "retribution will be fast and powerful." The United States is preparing to…

Assassination by Robot is now US Policy

By Rebecca Gordon | ( Tomdispatch.com ) | - - Think of it as the Trojan Drone, the ultimate techno-weapon of American warfare in these years, a single remotely operated plane sent…
US Claims 116 Killed in Drone Strikes, Critics Say 1,000

US Claims 116 Killed in Drone Strikes, Critics Say 1,000

TeleSur | - - Human rights organizations argue the U.S. government has grossly underestimated the number of civilian deaths caused by drones. The United States government accepted responsibility Friday for inadvertently killing…
Top 7 Ways Assassination Fails USA as Policy

Top 7 Ways Assassination Fails USA as Policy

By Juan Cole Wikileaks has released a government assessment of drone strikes aimed at assassinating top leaders. The document urges such strikes, but is amazingly frank about the drawbacks. it says, "Potential…

Why Obama underestimated ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By Juan Cole President Obama admitted on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday that the US had underestimated the military potential of ISIL. Obama understands that a generational struggle is going on in…
Israel Drones Gaza Human Rights Worker to Death

Israel Drones Gaza Human Rights Worker to Death

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A rights group Monday condemned an Israeli drone attack on Gaza that killed a Palestinian worker for a human rights organization the day before, a statement said. The Palestinian…
Obama Prepares for Drone War in Iraq

Obama Prepares for Drone War in Iraq

By Juan Cole President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he will send 300 Green Beret Army special operations soldiers to Iraq. They will be detailed to Iraqi National Army Headquarters and…