Tag Archives: Somalia

Obama’s Secret Kill List

A must-read NYT article discusses Obama’s oversight of the drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The U.S. President personally approves the “high value targets” that circulate every Tuesday in a counterterrorism meeting of two dozen security officials in the … Continue reading

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Predator Empire: The Geopolitics of U.S. Drone Warfare, 2012 PDF Handout

I have put together a two-page PDF highlighting the key trends of the “Predator Empire”, including figures, images, and maps. It is intended to be a quick overview of some of the key issues. Feel free to share, just make … Continue reading

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U.S. Drone Operations: A Map

 

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Drone attacks ramp up in Somalia

146 Somalis dead over a two day period of US drone strikes. Seventy-nine more people have been killed in US assassination drone attacks in southern Somalia, bringing the death toll to 146 over the past two days, Press TV reported. The US military … Continue reading

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‘Eyes on East Africa’: Seychelles drone base re-opens to target al-Qaeda affiliates

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Secret drone bases expand

The Washington Post reports on the expansion of drone operations in north Africa. The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a … Continue reading

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Drone strike in Somalia kills 17 Al Shabab fighters

On Friday, three high-ranking members and 14 fighters of the al-Shabab militant group were killed when the US military used remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles in an attack on Dhoobley town, which is located near Kismayo, the capital of the lower … Continue reading

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