October 31, 2012

A Never-Ending Drone War

Micah Zenko, Foreign Policy

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Nov. 3 marks the tenth anniversary of America's Third War -- the campaign of targeted killings in non-battlefield settings that has been a defining feature of post-9/11 American military policy as much as the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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October 26, 2012
Remote U.S. Base at Core of Secret Operations
Craig Whitlock, WaPo
Camp Lemonnier, a sun-baked Third World outpost established by the French Foreign Legion, began as a temporary staging ground for U.S. Marines looking for a foothold in the region a decade ago. Over the past two years, the U.S.... more ››
October 27, 2012
No Pro-lifer Supports Drones
Jack Hunter, American Conservative
I believe that sometimes war–and the collateral damage it brings–is justified. What the United States is currently saying to the world is that war is always justified if America is doing it. We are saying that our... more ››
October 28, 2012
U.S. Drones Only Create New Enemies
Patrick Cockburn, The Independent
Air power can deliver much, but it cannot deliver everything. This is as true of drones as it is of B-52s. The drones make more political sense at home than military sense abroad. Whatever the accuracy of the missiles, targets... more ››
October 30, 2012
Obama and Romney: Licensed to Kill
Naomi Wolf, Project Syndicate
By a strange but fitting coincidence, US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, held their final debate – which focused on foreign policy – just as the new James Bond film, Skyfall, had its... more ››
October 25, 2012
Obama's Permanent Robotic Death List
Spencer Ackerman, Danger Room
It’s a good thing that Mitt Romney endorsed President Obama’s counterterrorism agenda. Should he win the election in two weeks, Romney will inherit an institutionalized, bureaucratic machine for using lethal... more ››