CIA Drones

President Trump has radically increased the number of U.S. airstrikes overseas. That should trouble America’s voices on the antiwar left and non-interventionist right. Especially since this increase follows up on Obama’s own drastic increase in U.S. drone strikes over the Bush administration. And the Bush administration itself was the subject of intense criticism for drastically […]

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President Donald Trump seems determined to undo just about everything Barack Obama has done. There is one area, however, in which he is following the lead of his predecessor: drone warfare. Not that the public would know anything about it — or the dangerously loose oversight involved. And that’s by design. The Trump administration is […]

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Berkeley University a video of Slaughterbot microdrones. It is a fictional visualization of an autonomous weapons scenario. The technology to achieve what is in the video is close. It would be deployment of drone swarms which DARPA and others are working on. People will probably get hung up on the details here, but the point […]

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President Donald Trump. Credit: Shealah Craighead/ White House The government’s so-called Glomar responses in a federal public records case in Washington could be undercut by the president’s tweeting habits. … read more at: https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/sites/nationallawjournal/2017/11/17/trumps-tweets-could-undercut-feds-silence-in-public-records-case/

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Drones have become a common part of warfare — but their use remains a subject of public contention. Lisa Parks, a professor in MIT’s program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and director of its Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab, has spent extensive time analyzing this public debate. Now, she has co-edited a new volume examining […]

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The 12-year-old son of the so-called “White Widow,” a punk rocker-turned-jihadist killed by a US drone strike in Syria, did not die with his mom — and is now training with ISIS, according to a report. Sally Jones, who became the UK’s most wanted woman after joining ISIS, was killed when the convoy she had […]

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – The US military has confirmed executing a fresh airstrike in southern Somalia on Tuesday, killing “several militants” with the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab group, Garowe Online reports. A press release by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, the US obliterated Al Shabaab bases in […]

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President Trump has received plenty of criticism for his embrace of strongmen during his first foreign trip to Asia, and rightly so. He’s cozied up to China’s Xi Jinping, laughed when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte referred to the media as “spies,” and called North Korea’s Kim Jong-un “short and fat” on Twitter while simultaneously bemoaning […]

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With CIA Director Mike Pompeo promising to make his agency more “vicious,” the Trump administration has elevated to a key White House position a CIA officer who, according to two sources, once worked on a secret CIA assassination program meant to target terrorists. At the time, the sources say, the program was contracted to Erik […]

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With CIA Director Mike Pompeo promising to make his agency more “vicious,” the Trump administration has elevated to a key White House position a CIA officer who, according to two sources, once worked on a secret CIA assassination program meant to target terrorists. At the time, the sources say, the program was contracted to Erik […]

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