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Under Donald Trump, drone strikes far exceed Obama’s numbers

Trump’s drone war escalation has gone unreported. His blocking of all reporting on it has gone unnoticed. I don’t hear a single thing about this from the concern trolls who cared very deeply about Obama’s drone war. 

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concern troll veterans of the drone war

Air Force budget documents show a 63 percent increase in Hellfire purchases in Trump’s 2017 budget and another 20 percent increase in the most recent budget request. During the election I heard so many people concern trolls warn me about the horrors of the future Clinton administration. The drones they say. The dems used to […]

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Rand Paul goes full Strangelove: The “anti-drone” candidate is okay with droning American citizens

Rand Paul goes full Strangelove: The “anti-drone” candidate is okay with droning American citizens Greenwald also questions Paul’s larger strategy here of trying to tie up loose, dovish ends on foreign policy: “I don’t get his strategy: he’s never going to attract GOP hawks, so why dilute what makes him interesting/unique?” That’s the big strategic […]

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Rand Paul would’ve been OK with using drones to hunt Boston suspect

Rand Paul would’ve been OK with using drones to hunt Boston suspect Rand Paul has gone from wanting guarantees that we wouldn’t use drones against American citizens on US soil to advocating the use of drones against American citizens on US soil in record time.

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Drones don’t target U.S. citizens. They kill them overseas as collateral damage.

Drones don’t target U.S. citizens. They kill them overseas as collateral damage. For months, members of Congress have asked to see memos from Obama’s Office of Legal Counsel that outline the lawfulness of the administration’s targeting policies. The White House has been stonewalling them. Why? One reason may be that some of the memos are […]

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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 […]