Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima, and Karen DeYoung
January 20, 2013
The Obama administration is nearing completion of a detailed counterterrorism manual that is designed to establish clear rules for targeted-killing operations but leaves open a major exemption for the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. officials said.
The carve-out would allow the CIA to continue pounding al-Qaeda and Taliban targets for a year or more before the agency is forced [...]
jor Infrastructure Hit. Faal: firing of 2 Hellfire missiles from a MQ-1 Predator drone operated by the CIA over Indianapolis resulting in AL 2 deaths
November 11, 2012
Massive Explosion Reported After CIA Drone Targets Indianapolis
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin this afternoon released by the Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) states that Kosmos 2479 detected the firing of two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles [...]
Aircraft can be armed with ‘bombs and missiles’, says Revolutionary Guard commander
Comes after CIA drone went down in Iran in December
Tehran also test-fires anti-ship missiles as crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme deepens
Iranian military leaders have unveiled a new long-range drone capable of reaching Israel and most of the Middle East months after capturing a U.S. one.
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander, described the weapon as a key strategic [...]
We are witnessing the beginning of “the industrial revolution of war”
Aug 3, 2012
A prominent artificial intelligence expert has urged that president Obama is setting a horrendous precedent by embracing drone technology as a means of covert warfare.
Professor Noel Sharkey of Sheffield University, penned a piece in The Guardian today that slams the use of missile strikes using unmanned ariel vehicles, warning that what we are seeing is just the beginning of [...]
The United States said on Monday it was withdrawing its team of negotiators from Pakistan without securing a long-sought deal on supply routes for the war in Afghanistan, publicly exposing a diplomatic stalemate and deeply strained relations that appear at risk of deteriorating further.
Pakistan banned trucks from carrying supplies to the war effort in neighboring Afghanistan last year to protest a cross-border NATO air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, [...]
May 16, 2012
Wondering why anyone would confront NATO’s summit in Chicago this month? A look at some of its more well-known crimes might spark some indignation.
Desecration of corpses, indiscriminate attacks, bombing of allied troops, torture of prisoners and unaccountable drone war are a few of NATO’s outrages in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere. On March 20, 2012 Pakistani lawmakers demanded an end to all NATO/CIA drone strikes [...]
Greg Miller of the Washington Post reports on the White House debate about CIA director David Petraeus’ request for a homicidal escalation of the CIA drone war in Yemen.
The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of those who could be killed, U.S. officials said.
Securing permission to use these “signature strikes” would allow [...]
The 10-week investigation into the downing of a CIA drone in Iran is raising questions as to whether the malfunctions inadvertently may have handed the Iranians not only the aircraft but its data.
Based on the review, a former intelligence official told Fox News that investigators think one of the drone’s three major “data streams” began sending back bad information to its U.S.-based operator.
A leading question is whether the bad data [...]
A photo released by an official website of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office shows Iranian army cadets parading in front of the office in November. (Associated Press)
From LA Times:
By W.J. Hennigan, David S. Cloud and Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles TimesDecember 6, 2011
Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington—
The radar-evading drone that crash-landed over the weekend in Iran was on a mission for the CIA, according to a senior U.S. official, raising fears that [...]
(Reuters) – American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither [...]
By Greg Miller
Though he was killed in a CIA drone strike last week, Anwar al-Awlaki may have a post-mortem message for his followers.
Just three days before the drone attack, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a copy of its online magazine with a full-page promotion for an article by Awlaki coming in a future issue.
The forthcoming piece is titled “Targeting the populations of countries that are [...]
ISLAMABAD—Missiles fired by a CIA drone in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region killed at least 26 people in the latest in a series of strikes that have inflamed tensions between the U.S and Pakistan.
The pilotless predator drone operated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency fired at least 10 missiles at a mud-brick compound in a predawn attack Friday, a Pakistani intelligence official said.
At least [...]