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Yemeni Tells Senators About ‘Fear and Terror’ Caused by U.S. Drones

Yemeni Tells Senators About ‘Fear and Terror’ Caused by U.S. Drones For the first time, the Senate heard from someone who lives in a village where U.S. drone strikes are believed to have killed civilians

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U.N. Drone Investigator Might Be a Deadly Robot’s Worst Nightmare

U.N. Drone Investigator Might Be a Deadly Robot’s Worst Nightmare That carries the possibility of a reckoning with the human damage left by drones, the first such witnessing by the international community. Accountability, Emmerson tells Danger Room in a Monday phone interview, “is the central purpose of the report.” So, will the administration agree to […]

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U.S. Has No Idea Whether al-Qaida is Beat

U.S. Has No Idea Whether al-Qaida is Beat The official continued, “I think it is a very useful exercise, for us and for you all, to think about how do you conceive of the defeat of an organization like al-Qaida? But I think, I’ve said in the past, determining whether or not we’ve achieved strategic […]

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Taliban Allies, Warlord Flunkies Guard U.S. Bases

The U.S. military’s bases in Afghanistan are frequently guarded by Afghans who pay kickbacks to warlords — and even aid the Taliban. That’s what the Senate Armed Services Committee found after a year-long investigation into 125 contracts held by private security firms in Afghanistan. In a report released today (.pdf), the committee discovered that the […]