Americans in Pakistan Meet Families of Victims Obama Says Don’t Exist

Veterans for Peace For Immediate Release: October 5, 2012Thirty-two U.S. peace activists, including 6 members of Veterans For Peace are taking part in a peace delegation to Pakistan organized by the anti-war group Code Pink. See video: http://vimeo.com/50666774 Wednesday the delegation met with U.S. Charge d’Affaires Richard Hoagland.  U.S. peace activist Robert Naiman asked about reports of secondary attacks … Read moreAmericans in Pakistan Meet Families of Victims Obama Says Don’t Exist

This 13-Year-Old Is Scared When the Sky Is Blue Because of Our Drones

Alexander Abad-Santos | The Atlantic Wire“I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are grey,” a 13-year-old Pakistani boy named Zubair told Congress on Tuesday. Zubair was 12 when he and his younger sister, Nabeela, were injured in a drone strike near … Read moreThis 13-Year-Old Is Scared When the Sky Is Blue Because of Our Drones

Manufacturing Low Drone Civilian Casualty Counts

Kevin Gosztola | FireDogLake (update below)Killing by remote control, the escalated use of drone warfare in countries, depends on people believing drones do not kill a large number of innocent civilians. It depends on people believing the program is indeed “precise” and rarely kills anybody other than members of al Qaeda and its affiliates or the … Read moreManufacturing Low Drone Civilian Casualty Counts

Agreement will Allow U.S. to Fly Long-range Surveillance Drones from Base in Japan

The Washington PostTOKYO — The U.S. military will deploy long-range Global Hawk surveillance drones from Japan next year, U.S. and Japanese officials announced Thursday, marking the first time the Pentagon has been able to secure basing rights for the advanced unmanned aircraft in Northeast Asia. The Air Force will begin flying “two or three” Global Hawks … Read moreAgreement will Allow U.S. to Fly Long-range Surveillance Drones from Base in Japan

Defence Ministry Admits Sending Wrong Drone Figures to PM

Ahmad Noorani | The NewsISLAMABAD: Top officials in the Ministry of Defence confirmed to The News on Tuesday that the figures of civilian casualities in drone strikes sent to parliament right after the return of the prime minister from his US trip were “wrong and fabricated”. However, in response to questions on conflicting numbers of civilian … Read moreDefence Ministry Admits Sending Wrong Drone Figures to PM

Civilian Drone Deaths Triple in Afghanistan, UN Agency Finds

Alice K. Ross | Global ResearchCivilian drone deaths in Afghanistan tripled last year, according to a report by a UN agency. Forty-five civilians died in drone strikes in 2013. The report, by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama), found that drone strikes accounted for at least a third of all civilian deaths in air strikes … Read moreCivilian Drone Deaths Triple in Afghanistan, UN Agency Finds

The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program

Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people. According to a former drone operator for the military’s … Read moreThe NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program