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Legacy: “Obama scattered his drones and special forces throughout the Muslim world”

In January, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that President Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first year than Bush carried out during his entire presidency. A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia and … Continue reading

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Britain killed our children with its ‘precision’ bombing from drones and jets

 And ISIS arrives in Afghanistan Earlier this month, Anthony Loyd wrote from Kabul in Afghanistan about Pashtuns living in refugee camps or in remote villages of Helmand districts. These Afghans, from the most heavily contested areas of Helmand, know at … Continue reading

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International action: FLY KITES NOT DRONES

We thank MH (Twickenham) for this lead. Maya Anne Evans writes: Greetings from Kabul where I have been living and working with the  (APV) in Kabul, a non-violent youth group dedicated to peacemaking from a grassroots level. In solidarity with … Continue reading

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No peace for Yemen and Pakistan

Just as it seemed that American focus was on Syria, giving the Yemen and Pakistan a much needed period of peace, Al Jazeera reported earlier this week that drones fired two missiles on a compound in the village of Dargah … Continue reading

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Mere suspicion continues to warrant a sentence of death by drone

John Brennan was finally confirmed as the next director of the CIA and drone strikes resumed on Sunday. Two people suspected of being militants were killed in the North Waziristan tribal region by what Pakistani and Taliban officials said was … Continue reading

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It is hard to imagine a greater danger to world peace

If you missed Simon Jenkins’ Drones are fool’s gold: they prolong wars we can’t win, you can go to it now thanks to a Moseley reader. Simon Jenkins’ points: Aerial bombardment has long been a questionable weapon of war. These … Continue reading

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