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Strikes Against Morality

I have no doubt that Obama’s regret over the unintended deaths of two men in a drone strike on a suspected al-Qaida compound is sincere. But history tells us that good-faith effort is not enough to guarantee that sound moral choices are made.

Posted on Apr 25, 2015 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Drone Strikes, David Petraeus, Clinton Trouble

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss whether the unintended killing of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike was a mistake inherent to war. Also, David Petraeus is sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for sharing classified information, and the Clinton Foundation is under fire for its financial dealings.

Posted on Apr 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Maher Applauds Rand Paul’s Filibuster, Then Defends Drone Strikes

“Some people do need killing,” the “Real Time” host said on his HBO program Friday. “It’s like what I say about the death penalty: Let’s just kill the right people.”

Posted on Mar 10, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About

The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad. But the focus has been on the targeting of American citizens – a narrow issue that accounts for a miniscule proportion of the hundreds of drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen in recent years.

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Drone Wars: From ‘Kill Lists’ to the ‘Disposition Matrix’

The “conventional wars” the U.S. is waging may be winding down, but the implementation of a new phase in drone attacks means that the war on terror is far from over.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Killing Fellow Americans? Sure, Say Most of Us

A Washington Post poll found that 83 percent of Americans approved of the U.S. government’s use of flying robots to kill terror suspects overseas, while 65 percent found no fault even if those targeted were American citizens. Liberals and Democrats consented to the killings as well, with favorable showings of 55 percent and 58 percent, respectively.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 READ MORE


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