CIA Drones

“Spiritually, this country is bleeding right now,” he added, to nods in the crowd of veterans. “It’s fractured economically, politically, socially,” whether you’re left or right, spiritual or agnostic, he added.  … read more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/14/why-vets-come-home-and-miss-the-war.html

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The Obama administration quietly released more information on its illegal mass-murder-via-drone program, in which the White House unilaterally creates a list of people around the world to assassinate without charges, trial, or even a semblance of due process. Thousands of victims have already been executed by Obama under the program. The latest disclosure was in […]

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The Post’s national security reporters Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet recently wrote about the son of Osama bin Laden’s chief bombmaker, Mohammed Masri. In a series of exclusive interviews with Miller and Mekennet, Masri recalled dinners at Osama bin Laden’s compound and his own efforts to build a reputation in the Islamist world. Yet getting to Masri […]

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Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), sometimes known as “the Playbook” or disposition matrix, which guides the Obama Administration’s decisions on the U.S. government’s drone assassination program. The PPG was originally released in May 2013, but the full content of the document has remained a secret. The public has only ever seen a “fact sheet” that describes the document. […]

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i Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in July 2013. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images … read more at: http://www.npr.org/2016/08/11/489661920/outgoing-aclu-director-reviews-tenure-fighting-national-security-battles

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Arguments and Provocations Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi / Reuters HARPERS / Lifting As We Climb by Randall Kennedy A progressive defense of “respectability politics.” DEMOCRACY JOURNAL / Museums Can Change. Will They? by Michael O’Hare “Think about a world in which our great paintings and sculpture are mostly on view instead of locked up […]

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CNN Library (CNN) — Here’s a look at Yemen, a country located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, sharing a border with Saudi Arabia and Oman. About Yemen:(from the CIA World Fact Book)Area: 527,968 square kilometers (twice the size of Wyoming) Population: 26,737,317 (July 2015 est.) Median age: 18.9 years Capital: Sanaa Ethnic […]

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. After the FBI ended their investigation, the State Department reopened their own review of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Though the media has acted as if she’s free and clear, Clinton and her aides could potentially still face some penalties, including revocation of their security clearances. The […]

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The PPG makes two important additions to rules otherwise mandated by international law. It presumes the U.S. will capture, rather than kill, terrorist targets. And it lays out an interagency process to review nominations to the so-called “kill list,” a process that also usually requires consensus to approve any lethal operations. The policies and underlying […]

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The PPG makes two important additions to rules otherwise mandated by international law. It presumes the U.S. will capture, rather than kill, terrorist targets. And it lays out an interagency process to review nominations to the so-called “kill list,” a process that also usually requires consensus to approve any lethal operations. The policies and underlying […]

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