Drones

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 05:58
At least 30 members of Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab were killed in a US drone strike yesterday, the Kenyan government said.
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:49
The U.S. is in talks with North African countries about positioning drones at a base on their soil to ramp up surveillance of Islamic State in Libya in what would be the most significant expansion of the campaign against the extremist group in the region.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 06:53
You probably don’t know it, but Mexican skies have been filling up with drones for at least a decade. Who uses them? Security agencies for the most part. For what purpose? Read on.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 06:29
A Denel Dynamics Seeker II unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was apparently shot down over Yemen last week.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 06:38
Two decades after “Black Hawk Down,” U.S. special operations forces are back in East Africa’s most troubled nation.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 06:27
Federal auditors and aerial-surveillance competitors repeatedly have questioned whether CBP's drone program is cost effective — and whether other alternatives might do more for less money.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 07:27
Pakistani police dropped a case that was recently registered against a former CIA station chief and a former agency lawyer over a 2009 drone strike that killed two people in a tribal region, police said Thursday. Since 2004, the U.S. has carried out nearly 400 suspected drone strikes in the country, according to the New America Foundation's International Security Program, which tracks the American campaign.
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 06:54
President Barack Obama tightened rules for the U.S. drone program in 2013, but he secretly approved a waiver giving the Central Intelligence Agency more flexibility in Pakistan than anywhere else to strike suspected militants, according to current and former U.S. officials. Last week, the U.S. officials disclosed that two Western hostages, U.S. and Italian aid workers Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, were killed on Jan. 15 by a U.S. drone strike aimed at al Qaeda militants in Pakistan. If the exemption had not been in place for Pakistan, the CIA might have been required to gather more intelligence before that strike.
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 06:35
The Obama administration said Thursday that two American Qaeda operatives killed in Pakistan in January had not been “specifically targeted,” and officials added that the Central Intelligence Agency had no idea the two men were hiding in compounds under surveillance by armed drones when orders were given to carry out the strikes.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 07:12
In 2013, President Obama promised that before any U.S. drone strike, “there must be near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured.” Death by Drone questions whether he has kept that promise. The report casts serious doubt on whether the United States’ “near-certainty” standard is being met on the ground, and whether the U.S. is complying with international law.

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