Obama Finally Talks Drone War, But It's Almost Impossible to Believe Him"The claim that the 3,000+ people killed in roughly 375 nonbattlefield targeted killings were all engaged in actual operational plots against the U.S.
Obama Talks Drone StrikesBarack Obama's administration is still insisting in court that its worst-kept secret—the use of unmanned aircraft to target and kill suspected terrorists—is classified information. But that didn't stop the president from openly defending the program ...
Obama won't talk about dronesIn an interview with a local Ohio TV station, President Obama refused to discuss any of his administration's targeted killing drone programs, citing national security reasons. Asked by FOX19 reporter Ben Swann about targeting killings without trials ...
Kingly Presidential Powers to Murder Anyone Are None of Your BusinessNoah Shachtman at Danger Room points to a recent CNN interview with President Obama on his use of targeted killing by drone.
Ben Swann, Local Ohio Reporter, Grills Obama On 'Kill List' (VIDEO)Obama has been making an aggressive effort to speak to local reporters during the 2012 campaign, and Ben Swann, a reporter for Fox 19 in Cincinnati, used some of his minutes to press him about the list, which has the names of people who the ...
A Startling Truth Amid the HyperbolePerhaps most controversial has been Mr. Obama's aggressive use of the targeted killing of terrorist suspects overseas, often using drone aircraft.
When are drone killings illegal?(CNN) -- The Bush and Obama administrations' extraordinary program of targeted killing has resulted in the deaths of as many as 4,400 people to date.
Drone strike kills 13 civiliansFielding a question about the criticism his targeted-kill program has generated during this administration, US President Barack Obama said last year, it's "important for everybody to understand that this thing is kept on a very tight leash." Despite ...
Targeted Killings: A Short HistoryU.S. President Barack Obama has taken George W. Bush's war on terror to a new level, approving, as journalist David Rohde recently put it in Foreign Policy, "more targeted killings than any modern president" through drone strikes against suspected ...
Yemen airstrikes part of broad strategy to curb al-Qaeda, Obama adviser saysPresident Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday defended the administration's strategy to stem the growth of al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen, saying its use of targeted killing is part of a wider approach that includes humanitarian ...
Is It the Drones or the Killings We Oppose?But recent controversial revelations about presidential-approved "kill lists," used to identify targets for drone assassinations, suggest a broader scope for our opposition.
Afghan launches legal challenge over UK role in Washington kill listThe case has serious legal ramifications not only for the UK government, but also for the United States and President Barack Obama, who authorises targeted assassinations of those on the Afghan Kill List. The New York Times on May 29 published a report ...
UN threatens Obama administration: Hand over drone footage or face UN inquiryUN special rapporteur on human rights to urge creating mechanism to investigate Obama administration's secret drone targeted killings. The Obama administration's drone killing program has prompted the UN special rapporteur to state Sunday that unless ...
Wash. targeted wolf killings to begin againWash. targeted wolf killings to begin again. Updated 5:08 ... (AP) - Washington wildlife managers say they are ready to kill four more wolves in the state's northeastern corner to decrease the size of a wolf pack blamed for 10 livestock deaths. Craig ...
Targeted killing's 'flexibility' doctrine that enables US to flout the law of warBecause targeted killing is not about encountering a division of the enemy's forces on the battlefield and stopping it from advancing across the front towards your borders or essential infrastructure.
US Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills Five PeopleThe intended target was Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a militant commander whose forces frequently target US troops in neighboring Afghanistan.
Obama administration to respond to lawsuit challenging assassination programThe Obama administration is expected to file its response by the end of the month to a lawsuit brought by relatives of three US citizens murdered in the course of the administration's "targeted killing" program. It is expected that the administration ...
After Obama Wins: What to Expect, What to Work forMore controversial is the ad hoc legal regime which he is using to support his "kill decisions" in the White House where he personally okays the targeted killing of jihadist leaders in counties such as Pakistan and Somalia. The way that Obama has ...
Targeted killings in Afghanistan up 53 per centIn all, 1,145 civilians were killed and 1,954 wounded in the first half of 2012, down 15 per cent on a year previously. The UN's figures are a keenly watched indicator of security.
60 Genocide Scholars Call on Obama Administration to Help the Embattled ...On June 6, 2011, the Sudanese regime, led by indicted war criminal Omar al-Bashir, unleashed a wave of targeted ethnic killings against the people of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan state, Sudan. Since then this state-sponsored violence has spread ...