Quantcast
Home » Topics » cia drone

Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’ without any oversight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is…

CIA doubles rate of drone bombings in Pakistan: report

The US military is secretly diverting aerial drones from Afghanistan to escalate a CIA-led campaign against militants in neighboring Pakistan, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The military has lent Predator and Reaper drones to Central Intelligence Agency operatives to target and bomb militants on the Afghan border, the report…

Washington Post: Qaeda ‘martyrdom’ statements more ‘reliable’ than US officials

ABC Nightline poll: Should US increase drone attacks ‘even at the cost of significant collateral damage’? Ever since the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, critics have suggested that reports of deaths of key al Qaeda figures have been — as Mark Twain might put it — “greatly exaggerated.” Many times,…

US eyes plan for unilateral military strike on Pakistan

US military planners are looking at options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan, for use if a successful attack on US soil is traced to Pakistani tribal areas, The Washington Post reported late Friday. US retaliation would be contemplated only under extreme circumstances, unnamed senior military officials told the Post.…

UN human rights expert: CIA drone strikes violate laws of war

The use of drones by U.S. intelligence agencies to target suspected militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere lacks the accountability required under international law, a U.N. human rights expert said Friday. Philip Alston, a New York University law professor, will call next week for new international rules to govern the…

Google+