An examination of the threats from terror groups, as imagined in the Joint Land, Air, and Sea Strategic Special Program, offers unique clues to the Pentagon’s fears for the future.
Because unpiloted airplanes eliminate the physical risk to American personnel, the United States has embraced a strategy of global extrajudicial executions: assassinations on foreign soil.
The move has provoked a swift backlash across social media.
The presidential memo would allow exemptions from current safety rules so communities could move ahead with testing of drone operations.
Demonstrators are using protests to raise awareness of the expansion of drone bases across America.
Continuing the use of drone warfare will exacerbate foreign distrust of American intentions, playing into the hands of our opponents. Continuing the use of drone warfare will exacerbate foreign distrust of American intentions, playing into the hands of our opponents.
A group of Obama White House lawyers—who defended the U.S. bombing of Libya, drone wars and the “proxy” war against Syria—is suing Trump for failing to legally justify his attack on a Syrian air base.
As civic leaders in Syracuse and elsewhere embrace the expanding domestic involvement in drone warfare, mention of the human toll far away is almost taboo.
Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and his sister were children of the US-born Yemeni preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, whom the U assassinated with a drone in 2011.