CIA Drones

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s leadership crisis reached new heights when a drone strike targeted the president during a live broadcast of his speech to soldiers. Why it matters: Maduro left the scene unwounded but, politically, the event will significantly damage his ability to rule. A viral video of the first lady and the military top […]

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On July 31, the Center for a New American Security published two papers from a project dedicated to understanding how 16 years of extensive drone use have affected the dynamics of national security decisionmaking, particularly regarding the use of force, and exploring the ways those dynamics may affect democratic accountability, congressional oversight and democratic control […]

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The writer can be reached at [email protected] Twitter @Imran_Jan As is the ritual, The New York Times headline mentions Pakistan’s election with signature propaganda style. Pakistan is described in a grim manner as an “Islamic Republic with nuclear weapons”. I have never seen The New York Times describe Israel as a ‘Jewish state with nuclear […]

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(CNN)Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President’s Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics […]

When a U.S. drone strike killed five members of the Manthari family in Yemen in late March 2018, the U.S. Defense Department reported that terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed and that civilians were not present at the attack. The Manthari family shares a different story. According to relatives, tribal […]

After more than two decades of political campaigning, much of it spent in the political wilderness, Imran Khan will finally become Prime Minister of Pakistan. Along the way, as his ex-wife Jemima Khan noted on Twitter, he endured “humiliations, hurdles and sacrifices.” Now, the former cricket legend and philanthropist could become one of the most powerful […]

Russia says that it will turn its new drone, which is about to make its maiden flight, into a sixth-generation aircraft, according to TASS, a Russian state-owned media outlet. “Okhotnik will become a prototype of the sixth generation fighter jet,” a Russian defense industry official told TASS, adding that the sixth generation fighter “has not […]

Russia says that it will turn its new drone, which is about to make its maiden flight, into a sixth-generation aircraft, according to TASS, a Russian state-owned media outlet. “Okhotnik will become a prototype of the sixth generation fighter jet,” a Russian defense industry official told TASS, adding that the sixth generation fighter “has not […]

It is hard for Trump to make the case for his own trustworthiness, given his erratic moods, frightening rhetoric and gleeful betrayals. Some in Congress, like Representatives Trey Gowdy and Paul Ryan, have defended the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation and pushed back against the Spygate narrative. “A confidential informant is not a spy,” says Senator Lindsey […]

AFTER THE MONSOON By Robert Karjel 404 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $26.99. Peter Hoeg’s 1992 publishing sensation, “Smilla’s Sense of Snow,” was America’s gateway drug to a long-term dependency on Nordic noir, suspense novels in which the placid progressive surface — health care, tolerance, bicycles — is routinely shattered by neo-Nazis, rapists, neo-Nazi rapists. Just maybe, […]