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CIA or DoD: Clarifying the Legal Framework Applicable to the Drone Authority Debate

By   /  April 4, 2013  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

From Rand Paul’s filibuster to a United Nations inquiry, the Obama Administration’s use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), known colloquially as “drones,” in its targeted killing operations has once again become the hot topic. The American public is questioning the morality and utility of drone operations while also pushing for greater accountability and transparency. In […]

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Libya: National Interest?

By   /  April 19, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Each day new information regarding the extent of US involvement in Libya is released. Recently we found out about CIA agents present on the ground in Libya. Apparently there have been CIA operatives on the ground for several weeks now after President Obama signed a secret finding authorizing the CIA to support Libyan rebels; it […]

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Medical Experimentation on Detainees

By   /  June 11, 2010  /  News & Events, Torture, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In a review of The Torture Papers—a collection of investigations by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)—Professor Steven Vladeck says that medical personnel’s involvement in the interrogation of CIA detainees might have been of the nature of experimentation. The report purports that doctors could have been used as a legal shield—that the DOJ Office of Legal […]

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Mehsud Reportedly Alive

By   /  April 30, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Pakistani intelligence now believes that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud survived a late January drone strike and is now alive.  The Taliban had steadfastly denied his death since the strike in January, and while such is common practice (it took the Taliban three weeks to acknowledge that Baitullah Mehsud had been […]

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Drones Used More Frequently Against Militants in Pakistan

By   /  April 5, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

In the past 3 months, the CIA has used drone attacks against suspected militants associated with Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan more frequently than before.  In the first two months of 2010, more than dozen drone attacks have killed approximately 90 suspected militants.  Recently, the drones have been patrolling North Waziristan, Pakistan virtually […]

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