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Human Rights Watch: US airstrikes in Yemen a violation of international law

After a rush of organizations releasing reports on US drone strikes in the past few days, HRW has released a Yemen-based study, “Between a Drone and Al-Qaeda”. United States targeted airstrikes against alleged terrorists in Yemen have killed civilians in violation … Continue reading

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Losing Humanity: Ban Killer Robots

Autonomous robots are on the horizon. The military’s creative minds are seeking new ways to remove direct human control from the ‘kill chain’. At least, that’s the conclusion I gleaned from investigating some of the U.S. Department of Defense’s recent publications. One of the … Continue reading

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Letter to President Obama from HRW: Targeted Killings by US Government

December 16, 2011 Dear President Obama, We previously wrote to you on December 7, 2010, to express our concerns regarding the US targeted killing program.  We made recommendations that would minimize harm to civilians and ensure US policies and practices … Continue reading

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