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DRONES

WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 22, 2014
Drones alone won't destroy al-Qaida in Yemen
An intense two days of airstrikes on al-Qaida in Yemen may have killed or wounded some of its commanders, but drones alone are unlikely to eradicate the threat the group poses to Yemenis and the West.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 22, 2014
Court orders U.S. to release memo on drones, killing of Americans
A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to turn over key portions of a memorandum justifying the government's targeted killing of people linked to terrorism, including Americans.
EDITORIALS
Dec 29, 2013
Drones getting closer to home
Japanese should not assume that remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicles for military purposes, otherwise known as drones, are being used only in remote parts of the world.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 13, 2013
Dilemma deepens as drones kill more civilians
The Obama administration's refusal to apologize in some cases to family members of the innocent victims of drone attacks, or even to explain what went wrong, indicates that his promise of greater transparency on drone policy has yet to be fulfilled.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 29, 2013
Karzai says U.S. drone strike killed 2-year-old
Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States of launching a drone strike that killed a 2-year-old child Thursday and vowed to not sign a long-term security agreement if similar attacks continue.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Nov 26, 2013
Despite Obama's plan to shift drone campaign, CIA still behind strikes
When missiles fired by CIA drones slammed into Yemen and Pakistan last week, the attacks ended a period of relative quiet for the Obama administration's lethal counterterrorism program. They also served as a reminder that the CIA is not ready to relinquish its role in the drone war.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 22, 2013
U.S., Pakistan tussle over drone strike's target
American and Pakistani officials disagreed sharply Thursday about whether an Islamic school was struck by a U.S. drone, in an unusual attack that inflamed tensions over the CIA drone campaign.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 24, 2013
U.S. keeps Pakistani officials in loop on drone strikes
Despite repeatedly denouncing the CIA's drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan's government have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and casualty counts, according to top-secret CIA documents and Pakistani diplomatic memos obtained by The Washington Post.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 4, 2013
Al-Qaida hopes to sabotage, destroy drones
Cells of engineers are working to exploit vulnerabilities of the weapons system, so far but they have not succeeded, a classified report finds.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 18, 2013
A drone of your own in the near future?
Kevin Good thought there was an 80 percent chance he could successfully deliver his brother's wedding rings with a drone.
WORLD
Aug 18, 2013
For fledging UAV industry, droning on is a no-no
When is a drone not a drone? When the people who manufacture them say so. That's their hope, at any rate.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 18, 2013
Surveillance prompts creation of covert clothing
At the Pentagon and CIA, they are known as "countermeasures," the jargony adaptation of Newton's Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Aug 13, 2013
Al-Qaida's Yemen branch eyes a new haven
Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is focusing on expanding its presence in a remote eastern province that is the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, even as it remains the target of U.S. drone strikes and Yemeni military assaults, according to Yemeni officials.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 25, 2013
Government mulls drones purchase to boost surveillance in East Asia
The government will consider purchasing unmanned surveillance aircraft, similar to the U.S. military's Global Hawk, to enhance its high-altitude surveillance capabilities and better respond to the changing security environment in East Asia, according to a draft outline of the Defense Ministry's interim report.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2013
Pentagon shifts drone army to new hot spots worldwide
The steel-gray U.S. Air Force Predator drone plunged from the sky, shattering on mountainous terrain near the Iraq-Turkey border. For Kurdish guerrillas hiding nearby, it was an unexpected gift from the propaganda gods.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 11, 2013
U.S. Navy lands drone on aircraft carrier for first time
A bat-winged experimental navy drone executed landings on an aircraft carrier for the first time, marking a major advance in robotic aviation.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
May 26, 2013
U.S. drone program 'tough to dismantle'
The White House is ready to hand U.S. drone operations back to the military from the CIA, but counterterrorism officials are convinced the Pentagon hasn't improved enough yet.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 24, 2013
U.S. admits drones killed four Americans
The White House admits it killed four Americans in overseas counterterrorism operations since 2009, the first time it has publicly taken responsibility for the deaths.
COMMENTARY / World
May 1, 2013
The paradox of the Boston bombing
Essentially the Boston bombers' stories are not so different from those of America's home-grown 'lone wolves' — typically white and equally disenchanted.
COMMENTARY / World / THE VIEW FROM NEW YORK
Apr 29, 2013
Photos of carnage would check war sentiment
Would most Americans remain indifferent to the wars their government wages in far-off lands if their media broadcast videos each day of the shattered bodies?

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