Category Archives: Pentagon

The Uncounted: debunking Pentagon claims that few civilians have died in airstrikes

 Alex Ward, in a Vox.Com article, presents and comments on the New York Times’ almost unbearably detailed November report. Summary The Pentagon claims that its air war against ISIS is one of the most accurate in history and that the … Continue reading

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Britain, Saudi Arabia and America spend millions on execution without trial

The RAF has dropped about 3,500 bombs and missiles, which the BBC estimates has already cost £150m in munitions. Each Brimstone missile costs more than £100,000 and the RAF has already fired more than 350, according to the BBC estimate, … Continue reading

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Aerial attacks: ISIS uses coalition tactics – albeit on a smaller scale 

Tim Bradshaw (Financial Times) reports that ISIS has been using low-cost “quadcopters”, assembled using kits instead of buying ‘off-the-shelf’, to drop improvised bombs in Syria and Iraq. US military officials have become increasingly concerned about ISIS’ use of drones such … Continue reading

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President Trump, his predecessors and all ‘complicit by their silence’ are to blame for this insanity

Paul Gosling retweeted NYT’s report of Yemen’s anger at  the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump (covered on this site here): Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations … Continue reading

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The world’s shame: America expects a ‘cascading series of global crises’ & plans to increase drone flights in 90 ‘combat air patrols’ each day

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and other media sites recently republished the report by Lolita Baldor (Associated Press) about the Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50% – increasing numbers of combat air patrols to 90 a day. Reasons given: … Continue reading

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A new form of drone warfare on the horizon?

The Japan Times reports that Yasuo Yamamoto, from Obama in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, walked into the Fukui Prefectural Police office on Friday evening and said that he had landed a drone on the rooftop of the prime minister’s office to … 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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