Peter Van Buren: Drone Killing the Fifth AmendmentFebruary 2014
How to build a post-Constitutional America one death at a time.
Cora Currier: What We Still Don’t Know About DronesNovember 2013
The government’s tally of civilian deaths, and guidelines on who can be targeted, just to name a few.
Guernica Films: Measure of a LifeNovember 2013
Face-to-face with survivors of one of the most infamous drone strikes in Pakistan.
Tom Engelhardt: Why Washington Can’t StopOctober 2013
The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.
Cora Currier: Drone Makers Gather to Defend Their Much-Maligned MachinesOctober 2013
A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
Cora Currier: Condolence Payments in the Drone WarAugust 2013
Does the U.S. pay families when drones kill innocent Yemenis?
Richard Falk: Ending Perpetual War? Endorsing Drone Warfare?June 2013
President Obama, drone warfare, and the self-mystifying glories of American exceptionalism.
Tom Engelhardt: American Anniversaries from HellMarch 2013
What you don’t know can hurt you.
William J. Astore: Drone Warfare is Neither Cheap, Nor Surgical, Nor DecisiveMarch 2013
The ever-destructive dreams of air power enthusiasts.
Cora Currier: How Does the U.S. Mark Unidentified Men in Pakistan and Yemen as Drone Targets?March 2013
How exactly does the U.S. government define ‘militant activity’?
Cora Currier: The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing AboutFebruary 2013
Most drone strikes are directed at unidentified targets—not U.S. citizens or known Al Qaeda leaders—with murky justification.
Tom Engelhardt: Dumb and DumberFebruary 2013
A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world, and why Washington has no learning curve.
Todd Miller: Living in a Constitution-Free ZoneFebruary 2013
Drones, surveillance towers, malls of the spy state, and the national security police on the northern border.
Cora Currier: Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on TerrorFebruary 2013
What constitutes ‘necessary and appropriate force’?
Tom Engelhardt: The American Lockdown StateFebruary 2013
Post-Legal drones, the Bin Laden tax, and other wonders of our American world.
Cora Currier: Everything We Know So Far About Drone StrikesJanuary 2013
The U.S. is conducting drone strikes in at least three countries beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s a reading guide to understanding the our shadow wars.
Justin Elliott: Have U.S. Drones Become a ‘Counterinsurgency Air Force’ for Our Allies?November 2012
Micah Zenko talks about the uncertain motives underlying US drone policy.
Alfred W. McCoy: Beyond Bayonets and BattleshipsNovember 2012
Technology is reshaping the face of U.S. military power, but is it for the best?
Peter Van Buren: Don’t Ask and Don’t TellOctober 2012
During the next two presidential debates, some important foreign policy questions won’t be asked.
Mattea Kramer: Tough Talk for AmericaOctober 2012
A guide to the presidential debates you won’t be hearing.
Tom Engelhardt: Monopolizing War?September 2012
War has become a sort of American monopoly–but the American people don’t seem to know, or care.
Joe Penney: A Mystery Airstrike and Mali’s “Inevitable” WarJuly 2012
Calls for a Western intervention in northern Mali, now being called “Africa’s Afghanistan,” rely on logical fallacies and ignore recent history.
Tom Engelhardt: The Military SolutionJuly 2012
A process of militarization is working its way through all facets of American government, and it’s not likely to stop any time soon.
Nick Turse: The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global WarJune 2012
Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.
Noam Chomsky Comments on the “Kill List”June 2012
Guernica Editor in Chief Joel Whitney tracked down Noam Chomsky to get his opinion on the President’s recently revealed ‘kill list.’
Tom Engelhardt: Praying at the Church of St. DroneJune 2012
An unprecedented expansion of authority has created a new role for the president: Assassin-in-Chief.
Nick Turse: A Drone-Eat-Drone WorldMay 2012
Drone technology has long been touted as the future of warfare, but should we believe the hype?