US Drone Strike Kills 8 in Pakistan, Days After Bin Laden Raid

By: Friday May 6, 2011 11:45 am

The Pakistanis give tacit approval to drone strikes, although in recent weeks they have pressed the United States to limit the program. But they’re so upset about the bin Laden raid that … strike that, it’s business as usual. If Pakistan were legitimately angered by infringements on their sovereignty they wouldn’t let drones attack within four days of the raid.


Cargo Bomb Investigation: Pentagon’s Denial on Yemen Misses the Point

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 6:55 am

As Marcy discussed here, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the Obama administration was looking at giving the CIA control over secret operations – including JSOC assassination teams and drones – in Yemen, supposedly in response to the still rather mysterious printer cartridge bombs announced last week. Today, the Pentagon was eager to deny these reports.

Declassified Document: Kissinger Blocked U.S. Protest on South American Assassinations

By: Sunday April 11, 2010 8:30 am

A controversy has simmered for some years over the role of the United States, and particularly of its then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in the actions surrounding Operation Condor. Condor was an assassination and torture plan implemented by a number of South American countries, braintrusted by Pinochet’s Chile.

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