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DRONE WATCH: From Counterinsurgency to Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

With David Petraeus’ sudden departure, there are growing calls for a real debate on the role of drones. Several weeks ago, the  Washington Post  reported  that the CIA was p ...

BREAKING: Israel Attack Kills Hamas Military Chief
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Israeli airstrike kills senior Hamas commander, military operation continues. There are multiple news reports that an Israeli air strike has killed senior Hamas military commander ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Developing Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Pakistan is close to manufacturing drones. As it continues to condemn U.S. drone attacks, it appears that Pakistan is close to manufacturing its own drones. The Guardian repor ...

DRONE WATCH: Rice and Albright Question Drones
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

Former secretaries of state question drones. Alexis Simendinger at RealClearPolitics reports on an appearance by former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albrigh ...

The Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

Drone news of the week. • After the story broke on CNN , the Defense Department announced Thursday  that on Nov.1, two Iranian fighter jets fired at a U.S. surveillance dron ...

DRONE WATCH: Changing the Nature of War
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Does the rise of non-state terrorism change the nature of war? Tom Roberts in the National Catholic Reporter , writes on questions raised by the rapidly growing use of unpi ...

Permanent Preparations for War
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Eisenhower's warning of the spiritual effects of permanent preparations for war. Most of us have read President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell speech warning of the growin ...

DRONE WATCH: Out of the Shadows
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Washington Post editorial urges greater transparency and accountability with drones. In an editorial this morning, the Washington Post sums up the legal and political problems ...

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Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Product

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DRONE WATCH: The Risks of Relying on Drones
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

The need for a standard on the use of drones. Kurt Volker, U.S. ambassador to NATO from July 2008 to May 2009, wrote in the Washington Post on the risks associated with the in ...

DRONE WATCH: Rare Strike in Northern Yemen Kills Four.
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

Dronne strike in Yemen near Saudi border kills four. Reuters reports on a rare drone strike in northern Yemen, near the Saudi border. “At least four men suspected of bein ...

The Permanent War
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

An in-depth look at U.S. counterterrorism policies, including targeted killings by drones. This week, the Washington Post published a major three-part series, written by three ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

Drones in the news this week. In drone news this week: • The Washington Post reported  that Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, and  ...

Family Research Council Shooter Charged with Terrorism
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

and that Corkins is due in court Friday (Oct. 26)  for a status hearing. "The terrorism indictment ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills five, injures children. DAWN reports a drone attack Wednesday in the North Waziristan region. “At least five people were killed Wednesday w ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Kills Four In Yemen
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Drone strike kills four in Yemen on Sunday. The second drone strike in four days killed four in Yemen. AFP reports Four members of the Al-Qaeda extremist network includ ...

DRONE WATCH: France Sending Drones to Mali Region.
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

France sending drones to Africa. As Al-Qaeda-linked rebels strengthen their control over northern Mali, France has taken the lead in plans for possible military intervention. In a ...

DRONE WATCH: UK Doubles Number of Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The UK is sending five additional drones to Afghanistan. The U.K. has had five Reaper drones, which it has used for combat and surveillance missions against insurgents in Afghanis ...

George McGovern, 1922-2012
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Former Senator George McGovern died early Sunday morning. Former Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern died early Sunday morning at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D. He ...

DRONE WATCH: CIA Wants More Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The CIA is urging the White House to expand its fleet of drones. The Washington Post reports this morning that the CIA wants more drones .  “The CIA is urging the Whit ...

Malala Yousafzai Recovering
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by Taliban, is recovering in Britain. Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl who was shot by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for her activism, is ...

DRONE WATCH: Continuing Controversy Over Drone Shot Down By Israel
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

Israel shoots down drone flown by Hezbollah. Nearly two weeks ago, Israeli jets shot down a drone  that had crossed into its airspace. For several days, there was speculation t ...

DRONE WATCH: Opposition to Drones in Yemen.
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Opposition to drone strikes is growing in Yemen. Christopher Swift, adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University, traveled to Yemen this summer to inter ...

DRONE WATCH: Nine Deaths in Yemen.
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Nine killed by drone strike in Yemen. A U.S. drone attack early Thursday morning killed nine suspected militants. Reuters reports : "Nine suspected al Qaeda militants ...

Pacifism in the Scariest Place on Earth
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

While observing the various sites within the DMZ, I thought about how the pacifist Quakers, who founded my school in 1885, would have reacted to such an experience. Recently, I ha ...

DRONE WATCH: The Legal Battle Against Drone Strikes.
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Notre Dame law professor fights against drone strikes. Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O'Connell, Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, has been fighting ...

DRONE WATCH: Strikes Resume in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Drone strikes resume in Pakistan, more than 20 people killed. Last weekend, the government of Pakistan prevented an anti-drone protest from entering the tribal regions. Led by for ...

Young Pakistani Activist for Girls' Education Shot by Taliban
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

14-year old activist shot by Taliban in Pakistan. One thing that characterized Afghanistan under Taliban rule before 2001 was their treatment of women and girls. From a society of ...

BREAKING: Sandusky Sentenced to at Least 30 Years
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to no fewer than 30 years in prison, and up to 60 years. Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has be ...

A Commitment to Find Common Ground
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill and former President Ronald Reagan shared a commitment to find common ground. Thomas P. O’Neill III, son of Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, former Spe ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

Roundup of drone news from the week. • During the week, reported drone strikes killed 3 in Pakistan  on Monday and 5 in Yemen  on Thursday.  • A group of U.S. activists i ...

Can Any Good Come From Drones?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

As an antidote to all the stories of killing by drone, I’ve been collecting stories of the good things unpiloted aircraft can potentially do, or are already doing. Many are tasks now being carried out by pilot ...

Seeking the Peace of the City
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Faith communities work to stem the flow of guns to criminals. ON A WARM evening this June, a gr ...

'A Clash of Fanaticisms'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice We'll never reach reconciliation between Christians and Muslims until we address root causes—and take on the haters. ...

U.S. Preparing Potential Targets in Libya Attack
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

U.S. is preparing for potential action against militants in Libya. The New York Times is reporting this afternoon that secret “target packages” are being prepared by the U ...

A Resurgent Anti-nuclear Weapons Movement
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

U.S. plans to refurbish nuclear weapons complex sparks new movement. Ken Butigan writes on Waging Nonviolence about the emergence of a new anti-nuclear weapons movement.  The ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen President Approves Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

President of Yemen personally approves all U.S. drone strikes in Yemen. In a speech last week at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, Yemen’s president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ...

Drones: Forces of Evil in Heavenly Places
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Weaponized drones are demons: evil spirits of the air, specters in the heavens, shadowy presences. “John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, an ...

DRONE WATCH: Living Under Drones
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

New study on U.S. use of drones in Pakistan. Researchers at Stanford University and New York University law schools released a major study on the U.S. use of drones in Pakistan, c ...

Transcript: Remarks by the President to the U.N. General Assembly
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY on September 25th, 2012. Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks to th ...

DRONE WATCH: Five Dead in Pakistan Attack
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Drone attack kills five in northwest Pakistan. In the second attack in three days, a drone attack late Monday in northwest Pakistan killed five militants, including two linked to ...

DRONE WATCH: Attack Kills 3 in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills three. Al Jazeera reports: “At least three people have been killed in a suspected US drone attack in Pakistan's northwestern regio ...

How To (and Not To) Respond to the Current Crisis in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 8:06am | Type: Blog

My heart is heavy. Every day for the last week, media outlets have told their version of the current uprising stretching across the Middle East (Egypt, Libya, Yemen). Whether it’s pictures of embassies burned ...

In Lebanon, Pope Benedict Tells Middle Eastern Christians: 'Fear Not'
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

BEIRUT — As violent protests against an anti-Islam film spread to much of the Muslim world on Friday, Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon to a warm welcome from Christian and Muslim leaders. ...

DRONE WATCH: Spies, Marines and Drones
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

U.S. sending spies, Marines and drones to Libya.   AP Intelligence Writer Kimberly Dozier reports “WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones ...

DRONE WATCH: Shooting at Drones Leads to Airport Closing
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Militia shooting at drones leads to airport closing. The Associated Press reports “BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — U.S. drones hovered over the eastern city of Benghazi on Fri ...

Members of burned Missouri mosque look to an uncertain future
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Kellie Kotraba ...

DRONE WATCH: Who Has Drones?
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

GAO studies drone proliferation. Micah Zenko, at the Council on Foreign Relations blog, points to a recently declassified report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO ...

DRONE WATCH: Human Rights Violations
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Jimmy Carter - killing people with drones a human rights violation. In a lecture Thursday evening at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, former President Jimmy Carter included d ...