Monday, January 30, 2012
The U.S. is out of Iraq. President Obama made that point in last week's State of the Union address. But there are still eyes on Iraq particularly those places where there are still U.S. personnel — such as the U.S. Embassy In Baghdad. Those eyes are in the form of predator drones, watching over Baghdad according to Eric Schmitt terrorism correspondent for our partner The New York Times.
Monday, December 05, 2011
On November 12th, a massive explosion decimated a missile-testing site near Tehran and killed General Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, the head of Iran's missile program. While the cause remains unknown, this explosion is a major setback for the development of long-range missiles. It also comes on the heels of an announcement by Iranian officials that they have shot down a U.S. predator drone.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
When President Obama ran for president he took President Bush to task for his lack of a nuanced strategy when it came to the global war on terrorism. Why with the election of a President Obama, we were told, we would have a leader who would engage the Muslim world in a productive dialogue.
Scroll forward a few years. What we have is an Obama Presidency even more reliant on the use of predatory drones in the never ending "war on terror." And according to well-respected experts, this growing reliance on targeted killings in countries we are not at war with may put the current president and our nation on the wrong side of international law.