CIA Drones

Leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan killed along with four other senior terrorists ISLAMABAD—Mullah Fazlullah, leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in a United States drone strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar Province last Friday. Fazlullah was designated a global terrorist by the U.S. with a bounty on his head of $5 million. A Pakistani intelligence official […]

With more than enough global conflict and misery to go around, why should you care about Yemen, a country roughly the size of Texas and tens of thousands of miles away? Here’s why: —It’s the world’s worst humanitarian disaster It’s true. In a donor conference in April, Antonio Guterres, the U.N.’s secretary-general, described Yemen as […]

Leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan killed along with four other senior terrorists ISLAMABAD—Mullah Fazlullah, leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed in a United States drone strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar Province last Friday. Fazlullah was designated a global terrorist by the U.S. with a bounty on his head of $5 million. A Pakistani intelligence official […]

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar province, both Islamabad and Kabul confirmed on Friday. In March, the US State Department had announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or capture of Fazlullah. Pakistani intelligence officials said that Fazlullah […]

The Trump administration has: Reversed course on measures designed to bring drone use out of the shadows and make it more responsible. It has expanded the possible targets of armed strikes by eliminating the requirement that the person pose an “imminent threat” and has loosened the requirement of “near certainty” that the target is present […]

The remotely piloted MQ-9 Predator B Ikhana aircraft successfully flew over California on Tuesday, according to NASA. It was the first time it had completed a flight in commercial airspace without a chase plane. Pentagon contractor transported explosive-laden drone on commercial flight, lawsuit claims NASA has hailed the move as bringing the US “one step […]

By Tahreem AlamHomeland 411 WASHINGTON—Current U.S. drone policy is less transparent and less accessible under the Trump administration, said panelists at a Stimson Center forum June 7. The event was focused on the release of the Stimson Center report An Action Plan on U.S. Drone Policy: Recommendations for the Trump Administration. Rachel Stohl, managing director of the Stimson Center, […]

To find out how heavy the burden of killing actually was, Maguen, who is now a staff psychologist at the V.A. Medical Center in San Francisco, began combing through databases in which veterans of conflicts dating back to the Vietnam War were asked if they had killed someone while in uniform. In some cases, the […]

Most of what is lying around in the dusty expanse of the aircraft graveyards around Tucson, Arizona is readily identifiable and not entirely remarkable. Ejection seats from old F-4 Phantoms. An old CH-53 helicopter hulk. An interesting find over there is a fuselage section of a Soviet-era MiG-23 Flogger. No idea how it got here. […]

John Kyriakou, 2018. Yorgos Boskos. All rights reserved.Three years after he was released from prison, former CIA officer John Kiriakou again denounces the torture programme as illegal and unethical which he had exposed back in 2007. Kiriakou explains why he feels no regrets about his decision to blow the whistle, although it came at a […]