CIA Drones

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When President-elect Barack Obama first considered John Brennan for director of the CIA, one of his supporters, an erstwhile War on Terror hawk, implored him not to. “[I]f Obama picks him, it will be a vindication of the kind of ambivalence and institutional moral cowardice that made America a torturing nation,” wrote the blogger Andrew […]

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The writer is a political, economy and security analyst and a governance and public policy practitioner. He can be contacted at [email protected] The PTI may soon be able to form its government at the federal level and its head, Imran Khan, would become prime minister. However, there are certain image issues with Khan in the […]

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On Saturday night, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survived what government officials in Caracas are calling an assassination attempt. During a military event in the country’s capital, a nearby explosion interrupted Maduro’s televised speech, leaving seven people injured. The head of state was unscathed following the alleged attack, which spawned a few speculations about what happened in Caracas during his address. Maduro Points […]

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Covert action is making its name again. Back on the strategic foreign policy stage, covert action is a way to achieve diplomacy without direct military confrontation. Kinetic operations by way of targeted killing have become a hot (and disputed) topic. Even though Presidents Ford in 1976, Carter in 1978, and Reagan in 1981 signed Executive […]

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Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro clutched his microphone stand during a televised address Saturday and looked skyward at what he thought could be a pyrotechnics display. Moments later, a second blast sounded somewhere in the vicinity—sending dozens of soldiers, previously standing in neat rows, scattering. Venezuela’s Interior Minister said Sunday that six “terrorists” had been detained […]

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (center) attends a ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the National Guard in Caracas on August 4, 2018. A loud bang believed to be from a drone carrying a bomb interrupted Maduro’s speech during the military ceremony . (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP) President Nicolas Maduro survived an odd drone […]

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Bernard Hudson is the former director of counterterrorism at the CIA and is a nonresident fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. A failed assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday was mounted with explosive-armed drones, according to news reports. Nine days earlier, and on the other side of the world, terrorists claimed to […]

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Bernard Hudson is the former director of counterterrorism at the CIA and is a nonresident fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. A failed assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday was mounted with explosive-armed drones, according to news reports. Nine days earlier, and on the other side of the world, terrorists claimed to […]

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From left: FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testify on Capitol Hill in February, 2014. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) How can Americans now trust the intelligence agencies shown to be corrupt in the very recent past? No doubt Russia must be watched for its chronic efforts to sow […]

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Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro clutched his microphone stand during a televised address Saturday and looked skyward at what he thought could be a pyrotechnics display. Moments later, a second blast sounded somewhere in the vicinity—sending dozens of soldiers, previously standing in neat rows, scattering. Venezuela’s Interior Minister said Sunday that six “terrorists” had been detained […]

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