How The White House Learned To Love The Drone

Killing wanted militants is simply "easier" than capturing them, said an official, who like most interviewed for this story support the stepped-up program and asked not to be identified. Another official added: "It is increasingly the preferred option."

//www.postchronicle.com/news/breakingnews/article_212302282.shtml?ref=rss



Border officials seek to expand Texas drone's range

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar said Thursday that border officials have broadened their request to fly an unmanned aircraft in Texas to allow the drone to cruise along the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Rio Grande.

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Droning on and on

CounterPunch
by Joanne Mariner

05/19/10

I’m struck by contrasting public views on the US drone warfare program. In the United States, where the public has long been aware of the program, drone strikes have received increased critical attention in recent months because of the disclosure that an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, has been targeted for attack. Al-Awlaki, a radical cleric now based in Yemen, is alleged to have helped al-Qaeda organize terrorist plots against the US...

//counterpunch.org/mariner05192010.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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US police beginning to use drones
//www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9612/

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Obama's Drone Blitz

They Seek Them Here, They Bomb Them There ...

By Brian Cloughley

Let us imagine that Spain invaded Mexico in similar fashion to the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 because Madrid suffered a terrorist atrocity that was planned by a Saudi Arabian fanatic living in Chihuahua.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25518.htm



America's Exalted Capacity for Murder

By Pankaj Mishra

The west's war now stretches from Waziristan to Connecticut. There will be no victors in this desert of bewilderment.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25520.htm



Obama Wins the Right to Detain People with no Habeas Review

By Glenn Greenwald

Few issues highlight Barack Obama's extreme hypocrisy the way that Bagram does.
//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25517.htm



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