Tag Archives: Drone

Pakistan: We Won’t Tolerate Drone Strikes On Our Soil By
Pakistan’s Foreign Office has issued a statement today warning that they will not tolerate drone strikes inside their territory and that they view such attacks as a violation of their national sovereignty. This is not an unusual...
America’s “Shadow War” In Somalia Gets A Fresh Start Under Trump By
MINNEAPOLIS — Not long before Donald Trump took his presidential oath, the Obama administration was taking care of unfinished business in a part of the world that many Americans likely never think much about. In Somalia, a nation forced into a state of emergency thanks...
U.S. Drone Strikes Have Gone Up 432% Since Trump Took Office By
When he was in office, former President Barack Obama earned the ire of anti-war activists for his expansion of Bush’s drone wars. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning head of state ordered ten times more drone strikes than the previous president, and estimates late in Obama’s...
US Drone Kills Two Children In Yemen By
(REPORT) — Continuing a string of regular drone strikes against targets in rural Yemen dating back to last week, US drones today attacked and killed a pair of young boys on a road outside the village of Yakla. There were no indications any combatants were anywhere...
Trump, Obama And The Future Of The Targeted Killing Program By
(ANALYSIS) — Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy is often discussed in terms of things he didn’t do: intervene in Syria, reset with Russia, get out of Afghanistan. In one area however, Obama developed and expanded a defining policy architecture which his successor...
In Last Days Of Presidency, Obama Authorizes Drones Strikes In Libya By
WASHINGTON (REPORT) — U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers and drones attacked a pair of ISIS military camps in Libya, seeking to eliminate extremists who had escaped the former IS stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Thursday. The official said the camps were located...
Activists Report Presence Of Missile Launcher At Dakota Access Pipeline By
Standing Rock, ND (ANALYSIS) — Over the last several months, the world has watched the American police state in action as cops from more than a dozen states beat, gassed, pepper sprayed, tasered, shot, and severely injured water protectors and protesters in North Dakota....
Obama’s Legacy In Africa: Terrorism, Civil War & Military Expansion By
NEW YORK — (Opinion) The corporate media is predictably churning out nauseating retrospectives of Obama’s presidency, gently soothing Americans to sleep with fairy tales about the progressive accomplishments of President Hope and Change. But amid the selective memory...
Obama’s Legacy: Institutionalizing The Assassination Complex By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. As President Barack Obama’s administration comes closer to an end, the number of civilians killed by United States drone strikes in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen is at least 500, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Investigative...
US Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills, Wounds Several Civilians By
A US drone strike has killed and wounded a number of civilians in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province today, though exact numbers are as yet unclear, with officials claiming that the home at the center of the attack was owned by a suspected Taliban commander. The putative...