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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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“Innocent victims of drone strikes wait in vain for humanity to choose justice over lawlessness”

New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti, author of a book on drones, writes that a number of bungled drone strikes carried out by the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Yemen led the Yemeni government to issue a temporary ban … Continue reading

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Winding down drone strikes?

Last week, the New York Times reported that, more than two months after President Obama signalled a sharp shift in America’s’ targeted-killing operations’, there were more drone strikes in Pakistan last month than in any month since January. Three missile … Continue reading

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Drone strikes on US citizens: Judge Collyer says, “The most important thing about the United States is that it’s a nation of laws”

SCOTT SHANE reports on the case before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the United States District Court: government’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by relatives of three Americans killed in two drone strikes in Yemen in 2011. Shane writes … Continue reading

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