US is world’s top user of targeted killings, UN says

CNN

06/02/10

The United States was identified Wednesday as the world’s No. 1 user of targeted killings — largely as a result of its dependence on unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan. A report released by the United Nations called the drone attacks part of a ’strongly asserted but ill-defined license to kill without accountability’ and warned that they are contributing to an erosion of longstanding international rules governing warfare...

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CIA Drone Operators Oppose Strikes as Helping al Qaeda
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/03-3

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U.N. Report Highly Critical of U.S. Drone Attacks

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

He warned that the American example will lead to a chaotic world as the new weapons technology inevitably spreads.

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UN condemns drone attacks, an act of extra-judicial killings

The United States was identified in a U.N.'s report as the world's No. 1 user of targeted killings, mainly because of its reliance on drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

http://www.pakistantimes.net/pt/detail.php?newsId=11742


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