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Shadow Wars: The CIA’s ‘Secret’ Drone Campaign in Pakistan (and beyond).

On September 30th, 2011, a senior leader of the Islamist organization ‘al-Qaeda’ was killed in Yemen. There were three things remarkable about this death. First, the man was assassinated from thousands of feet in the air by a laser-guided missile … Continue reading

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Predator drones first to strike Gaddafi convoy

Nato forces designated Gaddafi as a military target after the former Libyan leader’s forces started firing on civilians as they tried to escape Sirte in a convoy of up to 100 vehicles. It is understood that RAF Tornados were patrolling … Continue reading

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The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki and the Predator Empire

Friday September 30th 2011 saw the death of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaeda ‘leader’ of sorts. But it also cemented the new age of extra-judicial drone strikes and assassinations-without-trial. President Obama and the Department of Justice previously argued that the … Continue reading

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Predator Empire: The New Geopolitics of Drone Warfare

Daily news reports on unmanned aerial drones are hard to miss. Since Obama stepped into the White House in 2009, his administration, spearheaded by the CIA, has intensified drone strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The … Continue reading

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