Category Archives: NATO

Immoral, unethical and illegal? Military action in areas where the UK is not formally at war

Mark Shapiro draws attention to a contribution from Emily Knowles, who leads the Oxford Research Group’s Remote Warfare Programme. In the introduction to her report (right) she writes: “ One of the major warnings from the Iraq Inquiry was that public … Continue reading

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Four year non-violent campaign in Pakistan against drone strikes

NATO supply containers to and from Afghanistan via Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are stopped at border points until US drone attacks stop and a formal apology is given for human killings in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Express Tribune reports that former University of Bradford … Continue reading

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Are Ramstein’s activities contravening German law?

A joint investigation mounted by The Intercept and the German news magazine Der Spiegel has obtained a top-secret U.S. intelligence document confirming that the U.S. military base in Ramstein is the site of a satellite relay station that enables drone operators … Continue reading

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America and al-Shabab commit further drone executions without trial

Site stats say that nearly 3000 Americans have visited this site – twice as many as any other country but not large in Twitterland terms. 8500+ US visitors are recorded on an allied site. How many  of these readers would … Continue reading

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Shame: as Afghan civilians die in airstrikes and global instability proliferates, Obama celebrates the US’ role in creating ‘a more peaceful, prosperous world’

The word ‘drone’ is not being used. See the video reporting allegations of over a hundred deaths in the last 24 hours: 23rd December: Press TV reports that dozens of people have been killed in airstrikes carried out by US-led … Continue reading

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Will the Western media eventually report these drone strikes?

. Today Press TV reported that 18 people were killed in drone strikes carried out by US-led forces in eastern Afghan provinces of Nuristan and Ghazni. A US-led airstrike left 10 people dead in Waghez district in Ghazni Province and … Continue reading

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The vulnerability of unmanned aerial vehicles

Ian Davis of NATO Watch reports that the NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) has published a study on the vulnerability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, in the contested airspace. Beth Stevenson reports in … Continue reading

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