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Drones: Targeted Killings Are Coming Back to the US

While most international organizations and foreign states have made attempts to explicitly fuse drones and targeted killing to already established norms, ethics, and rules of war, the United States has focused more on drones being something of a semi-covert tool of political means. In other words, drone war is not necessarily the exact same thing […]

Jonathan S. Landay>Obama’s drone war kills ‘others,’ not just al Qaida leaders

“The United States has gone far beyond what the U.S. public – and perhaps even Congress – understands the government has been doing and claiming they have a legal right to do.”  Mary Ellen O’Connell, Notre Dame Law Professor Pakistani soldiers stand guard at the Shamsi Airbase located some 320 kilometers southwest of Quetta in […]