Aug 7, 2013

U.S. buys time in Yemen with drone strikes

The Obama administration authorizes a series of drone strikes in Yemen as part of an effort to disrupt an al-Qaida terrorism plot that has forced the closure of American embassies around the world.

Al-Qaida's Yemen branch rises as core falters

| Aug 6, 2013

Al-Qaida's Yemen branch rises as core falters

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri ordered the head of the terrorist group’s Yemen affiliate to carry out an attack, according to intercepted communications that have led to the closure of U.S. embassies and a global travel alert, said a person briefed on the case. In ...

Senator says 4,700 killed by drones

Feb 22, 2013

Senator says 4,700 killed by drones

A U.S. senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in the contentious bombing raids of America’s secretive drone war, media reported Wednesday. It was the first time a lawmaker or any government representative had referred to a total ...

Jan 17, 2013

Building a better U.S. drone policy

by Keith Ellison

An unmanned U.S. aerial vehicle — or drone — reportedly killed eight people in rural Pakistan last week, bringing the estimated death toll from drone strikes in Pakistan this year to 35. As the frequency of drone strikes spikes again, there are some questions: ...