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Thinking Aloud: “America’s Invisible Wars,” Part II

April 18, 2016 by Darius  [I recently saw a panel discussion at the CATO Institute on “America’s Invisible Wars.”  The discussion focused on some of America’s lesser-known interventions: Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.  The panelists who presented on each of these … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “America’s Invisible Wars,” Part I

April 15, 2016 by Darius  I recently saw a panel discussion at the CATO Institute (I know, outside my normal range!) on “America’s Invisible Wars.”  The discussion focused on some of America’s lesser-known on-going interventions: Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.  The … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Criminals, Terrorists Find Uses for Drones”

“Criminals, Terrorists Find Uses for Drones” The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2015, p.B3 http://www.wsj.com/articles/criminals-terrorists-find-uses-for-drones-raising-concerns-1422494268 “Law-enforcement officials have discovered criminals smuggling drugs and other contraband across the U.S. border and into prisons using the types of consumer drones increasingly popular with … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Pentagon Expands Footprint in Africa”

“Pentagon Expands Footprint in Africa” The Washington Post, September 2, 2014, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pentagon-set-to-open-second-drone-base-in-niger-as-it-expands-operations-in-africa/2014/08/31/365489c4-2eb8-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html “The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Drones Offer Journalists a Wider View”

“Drones Offer Journalists a Wider View” The New York Times, Nov. 24, 2013, p.B1 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/25/business/media/drones-offer-journalists-a-wider-view.html?_r=0 “The best way to film the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, the Philippines, said Lewis Whyld, a British photographer, was from the air. … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Welcome to Your New Pakistani Taliban

Nov. 8, 2013 by Darius After a US drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, on November 1, the Taliban held a council to appoint a new leader.  Their pick:  Mullah Fazlullah, known for being an … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Drones Over Pakistan: Drop the Pilot”

“Drones Over Pakistan: Drop the Pilot” The Economist, Oct. 19-26, 2013, p.44 http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21588142-surprising-number-pakistanis-are-favour-drone-strikes-drop-pilot “National surveys find that Pakistanis are overwhelmingly opposed to CIA drone strikes against suspected militants in the tribal badlands close to the Afghan border.  The strikes are … Continue reading

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