CIA Drones

Britain’s secretive MI6 intelligence agency and fed the CIA with essential targeting information for the Obama administration’s clandestine drone campaign against the Yemen-based terror group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, according to report published Thursday. For the past decade, British intelligence has actively cooperated with the U.S. and Yemeni agencies in the covert war […]

Protesters at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) shut down a talk by CIA Director John Brennan Friday evening. Three separate groups of protesters heckled Brennan about 15 minutes into the moderated discussion until UPenn professor Marjorie Margolies decided the event was no longer productive and brought it to a close, The Hill reports. Once the first […]

Brennan reportedly responded to the issues brought up by the protesters. “I know there are a lot of reports about hundreds upon thousands of innocents who have been killed as a result of these strikes,” Brennan said, according to the DP. “I can tell you with great confidence that those are exceptionally exaggerated reports… the number […]

Drone warfare has become a symbol of post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other countries. The Obama administration has continuously expanded the drone program over two presidential terms, drawing heavy criticism for the extent of civilian deaths – also known as “collateral damage.” Speaking at a press conference on Friday, President Obama was asked […]

US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that civilians have been killed in drone attacks in Muslim nations. “In the past, there was legitimate criticism that the legal architecture around the use of drone strikes wasn’t as precise as it should have been,” Obama said during a news conference Friday at the end of a nuclear security […]

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Steve Marcus Christopher Aaron, center, a former counterterrorism officer for the CIA’s drone program, gets a hug from Jesselyn Radack, director of the Whistleblower Resource Protection Program, after speaking on drone warfare Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Cian Westmoreland, a former drone program communications technician, applauds at left. By […]

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Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders says his rival Hillary Clinton “obviously” poses a greater risk of getting the U.S. involved in a conflict like the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but says he too is “absolutely prepared to use force.” INTERVIEW: Kshama Sawant on Trump, Bernie and Building Socialism in the US In an interview with […]

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Is the CIA’s targeted killing campaign the “most precise and effective application of firepower in the history of armed conflict”? Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of both the CIA and the NSA, argued exactly that in The New York Times earlier this year. While Hayden might be right, he elides a number of significant […]

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A senior White House aide has pledged to release how many terrorism suspects and civilian casualties the US has killed in its drone strikes since 2009, the first-ever disclosure surrounding the US’s most controversial lethal operations. Lisa Monaco, Barack Obama’s counter-terrorism and homeland security adviser, said in a Washington speech on Monday that the expanded […]

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The United States government has been using drones as a weaponized platform since at least February of 2002, when the Central Intelligence Agency launched a Hellfire missile from a Predator drone, killing neither Osama bin Laden—the presumed target—nor any militants, but rather four civilian men scouring an abandoned military base for scrap metal.  This intelligence […]

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After the September 11 tragedy, the Muslim countries which joined the Bush’s fake global war on terror became the target of the US state terrorism which still continues in one way or the other. The US-led troops, supported by CIA have carried out indiscriminate mass round-ups in catching up suspected Muslim men and women in […]

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