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.
Cora Currier: Condolence Payments in the Drone WarAugust 2013
Does the U.S. pay families when drones kill innocent Yemenis?
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.
Nafeesa Syeed: Yemen’s Explosive EidJanuary 2013
Holiday celebrations in a Yemeni village defy the country’s reputation.
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.
A Fractured StateNovember 2012
Michael Kirby Smith’s unprecedented and intimate look into Yemen
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.
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.
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.